We know you love your bird dog, but how much would you consider paying if someone kidnapped the pooch and drove him across the country? I know of a certain family member that would be thankful for it; no more waking up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday to yell out the window because his Labâ€™s barking just woke up everyone in the county.
But Craig Dershowitz, a 34-year-old man from New York City, has already shelled out over $60,000 in lawyersâ€™ fees for his puggle, Knuckles. Seems as though his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Brega, made off to California with the half-pug, half-beagle pup after the two broke up.
Brega says Knuckles was a gift. Meanwhile, Dershowitz is trying to win his â€śsonâ€ť back in Manhattan state Supreme Court, spending more than what many people make in a year to do so.
With the â€ścustodyâ€ť fight raging, the proud papa has started a website to raise money for his court costs. People willing to donate $250â€”he raised $85 in the first weekâ€”can play fetch with Knuckles as a reward for their charity. For the sake of common decency, I will not list that web address. But if you want to fill Dershowitzâ€™s coffers, by all means conduct your own Internet search.
I’m more worried about the kind of stress this entire ordeal is putting on Knuckles (a cross-country move followed by a bitter custody battle making national headlines)? Itâ€™s always the kids that pay.