The Massachusetts man buried the live dog because he did not get along with a kitten

Richard Piquard, 24, has been charged with a charge of animal cruelty and was released on $ 1,000 bail.

Richard Piquard, 24, has been charged with a charge of animal cruelty and was released on $ 1,000 bail.

Richard Piquard, 24, has been charged with a charge of animal cruelty and was released on $ 1,000 bail.

A Massachusetts man was arrested after he allegedly buried an 18-year-old dog while he was alive because he did not get along with the new kitten.

Richard Piquard, 24, of Whitinsville, buried Chico, a Shih Tzu dog, behind his house while he was still alive and breathing.

"Even in my 41 years here, I've never seen anything like it," Northbridge Police Chief Walter Warchol told Telegram & Gazette. "We've seen other forms of animal cruelty, burying something alive is a bit out of reach."

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

Around 6 o'clock on Sunday morning, Piquard allegedly sent Kaylee Belanger, a mutual friend of hers and her ex-girlfriend, pictures of her new kitten and said that as a result she had to get rid of the dog.

Piquard allegedly buried Chico, a 17-year-old Shih Tzu dog, alive. The dog had to be put down

Piquard allegedly buried Chico, a 17-year-old Shih Tzu dog, alive. The dog had to be put down

Piquard allegedly buried Chico, a 17-year-old Shih Tzu dog, alive. The dog had to be put down

A friend who rescued the dog said he did not seem to have been cared for

In a text message, he said he had buried the dog behind his house.

Belanger found Chico who had been buried alive in a makeshift grave behind Piquard's apartment building.

After digging in the ground, they found Chico, still breathing but not responding

The dog died a day after being buried underground and under a rock.

& # 39; We discovered a part of Chico's head. Only to realize that the rock was on top of him. I lifted the rock and there he was. He stepped back to grab the blanket when my boyfriend yelled. "He's breathing!" Belanger wrote in a dramatic publication on Facebook.

The dog was taken from a grave. Chico had been covered in dirt and a stone on top.

The dog was taken from a grave. Chico had been covered in dirt and a stone on top.

The dog was taken from a grave. Chico had been covered in dirt and a stone on top.

The dog was encouraged after a few hours but a disc dislocated in his neck saw him euthanized

The dog was encouraged after a few hours but a disc dislocated in his neck saw him euthanized

The dog was encouraged after a few hours but a disc dislocated in his neck saw him euthanized

& # 39; And he was. He was alive. While screaming and asking how anyone could do this, I pulled it out of the hole in a hurry. He cried out in pain, dirt in every part of him. It felt like a pancake from the rock that weighed it in the pit.

The dog was quickly taken to the Cummings Veterinary School of Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, but had to be sacrificed, police said.

"Although after many hours Chico became more receptive and regained his spirit, he could not move his head or get up because of what is suspected to be a dislocated disc in his neck.

& # 39; Boy was evaluated as malnourished, dehydrated, in shock with hypothermia and anemia due to flea infection on him. He had matted and stained the skin. And I was clearly being neglected before I was buried alive, "Belanger continued.

Piquard has been charged with a charge of animal cruelty and was released on $ 1,000 bail.

The rescue of the dog was captured by Kaylee Belanger and published on Facebook

The rescue of the dog was captured by Kaylee Belanger and published on Facebook

The rescue of the dog was captured by Kaylee Belanger and published on Facebook

The rescue of the dog was captured by Kaylee Belanger and published on Facebook

The rescue of the dog was captured by Kaylee Belanger and published on Facebook

.