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    Man Accused of Burying Dog Alive in Northbridge

    A man is facing charges after allegedly burying a dog alive.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    A Massachusetts man is accused of burying his dog alive because it wasn't getting along with his cat and he could not find it a new home.

    Richard Piquard was arraigned Tuesday on an animal cruelty charge in Uxbridge District Court and freed after posting a $1,000 bond.

    The 24-year-old Northbridge man ignored reporters who requested comment from him outside the courthouse. According to a police report, he said he thought the dog was dead when he buried it.

    Prosecutors say the Shih Tzu, named Chico, was found alive Sunday in a shallow grave, but had to be euthanized because of its injuries.

    Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    [NATL] Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    Ski Patrol and first responders are working to rescue an unknown number of skiers buried in an avalanche at Taos Ski Resort in New Mexico

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    The woman who found the dog told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that a large rock had been placed on top of the animal.

    Piquard is due back in court Oct. 26.

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