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Massachusetts man buried dog alive, because it does not get along with the kitten: reports

A Massachusetts man was reportedly arrested on Sunday after he allegedly buried an 18-year-old dog alive because it didn’t get along with his cat.

(Northbridge Police/Kaylee Belanger)

A Massachusetts man was reportedly arrested on Sunday after he allegedly buried an 18-year-old dog alive because it didn’t get along with his cat.

Richard Piquard, 24, of Whitinsville, was buried, “Chico”, a Shih Tzu dog, behind his house, while he was still alive, Northbridge police chief Walter Warchol told the Telegram & Gazette.

Chico, an 18-year-old Shih Tzu, was allegedly found buried alive on Sunday after he was buried in Massachusetts in the backyard.

(Kaylee Belanger)

“Even in my 41 years here, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Warchol said. “We have seen other forms of animal cruelty. The burial of something alive, is a little out of reach.”

Piquard allegedly had the dog for 18 months after his ex-girlfriend could no longer keep him in her apartment.

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Kaylee Belanger, the woman who found Chico buried alive, wrote on Facebook that Piquard texted her on Sunday around 11 a.m. that the dog “died last night.” Belanger said that just a day before, Piquard to show off his new kitten to her.

They claimed that they found Chico buried alive in dirt and under a rock.

“He yelped in pain, dirt in every part of him,” Kaylee Belanger wrote about the moment she found Chico buried alive. “He felt flat as a pancake from the rock, weighing him down in the hole.”

(Kaylee Belanger)

“He yelped in pain, dirt in every part of him,” Belanger wrote. “He felt flat as a pancake from the rock, weighing him down in the hole.”

The dog was rushed to a veterinary hospital, where he was killed, the police told the newspaper.

Piquard was reportedly charged with one count of animal cruelty and was released on $ 1,000 bail.

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