Desperate dogfight for Knuckles
A US man who recently broke up with his girlfriend is so desperate to get his dog back he’s gone online to ask for $20 000 (about R160 000) to pay legal fees on top of the $30 000 (R245 000) he’s already blown.
“Knuckles was kidnapped by my exgirlfriend and the legal fees to retrieve him are going to bankrupt me,” New Yorker Craig Dershowitz says on the crowd-funding site indiegogo.com
Dershowitz accuses his former companion of absconding to California with a dog he loves so much he considers it a “son”.
He says he’s already spent $30 000, but because his ex “is filing frivolous motion after frivolous motion,” he’s no closer to getting custody.
To attract donors on the site, he offers rewards ranging from a “virtual smooch” for those giving $10, to free entry at a nightclub where he is a doorman for those paying $100, and a graffiti mural for those ready to give $10 000.
The fund raising drive has a month to go. In the last seven days, he’s raised $881. — SAPA-AFP