Would You Spend $60,000 to Fight for Custody of Your Pet?
SodaHead Living 2012/05/15 18:00:00
They say a dog is a man's best friend, which explains why one man has already spent $60,000 to get his beloved pooch back from his ex-girlfriend. Manhattan art gallery employee Craig Dershowitz, 34, has spent $60,000 of his savings to win custody of his puggle, Knuckles, TODAY.com reports.
Knuckles currently resides in California with Dershowitz’s ex, Sarah Brega. Dershowitz and Brega dated for four years and broke up in March 2011, but shared custody of "Knux" until November, when Dershowitz claimed in court papers that she "kidnapped" the dog, "Today" reports. Dershowitz says he purchased the dog when the couple was together two years ago, and that Brega was supposed to return the dog once he found a new place to live after their split, but she refused to do so.
Now that he's out of dough, Dershowitz wants you to help fund his legal fight to get his dog back (see his website here). But Brega says Knuckles is doing just fine where he is. "Knuckles lives a happy and healthy life in California with me, where he has ample room to play, and lives in close proximity to a beach for off-leash dog-park outings,” Brega said in court documents.
She also told "Today" in a statement: "(Knuckles has) been with me his whole life. It is unfortunate that (Craig) is using the courts and a fraudulent fundraiser to continue to harass me. He is taking advantage of unsuspecting donors. Craig thrives on media attention and he is seeking it out in order to further his career while exacting revenge."
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