Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

posted by John Baibak - 

A 24-year-old is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly burying a dog alive.  

A woman, our for a walk, called police after finding the dog in Northbridge.  

She says Richard Piquard had been trying to get rid of the dog for a while.  

Piquard was arraigned, pleaded not guilty and released on bail.

The dog was taken to a vet but unfortunately didn't make it.

He is expected back in court next month.

(picture provided by Northbridge Police)

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