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NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (CBS) – Police charged a man with animal cruelty after he allegedly buried a dog alive in Massachusetts.

Richard Piquard, 24, of Whitinsville was arrested on Sunday.

Police said Piquard buried a Shih Tzu. The dog was rushed to a Grafton animal hospital but had to be euthanized.

Piquard was released on $1,000 cash bail. He is expected to be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court on Tuesday.