facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Dog custody battle costs man $60,000

May 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- A New York man said he is trying to raise funds online after spending more than $60,000 on a legal battle to get his dog back from his ex-girlfriend.

Craig Dershowitz, 34, said in court papers his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Brega, "took unilateral control of Knuckles and kidnapped him" to California after they broke up, the New York Post reported Monday.

Dershowitz said he initially won a default judgment for the return of the puggle, a mix between a pug and a beagle, but Brega has now retained legal council and is fighting him in court, causing him to incur more than $60,000 in legal bills.

"Unfortunately, I don't have the money to keep it going. Not too many attorneys are working pro bono," he said.

Dershowitz said he started a Web site, indiegogo.com/rescueknux, to raise funds for the legal efforts to get his "son" back and artist friends have offered "perks" for contributors including a "Free Knux" T-shirt for $25, a YouTube video and song for $50, a professional portrait of the dog for $200 and $250 for a game of fetch with the dog when he "hopefully" returns to New York.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure
2
Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva
3
1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen 1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen
4
KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence
5
Australia's bustiest model weighs larger breasts Australia's bustiest model weighs larger breasts
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback