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Ex-Boyfriend Spends $60K On Bicoastal Custody Battle For His Puppy (So Far) And Now He Wants Your Donations

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New Yorker Craig Dershowitz has gone to extreme lengths to get his adorable puggle puppy back from his ex-girlfriend who moved out to California with the dog last year. He hired two private investigators, filed a lawsuit that has so far cost him $60K in legal fees and now he's even asked for donations to win back his "kidnapped" puppy Knucks.

After all those court fees, what did a judge have to say about the case? Today Judge Peter J. Mirich told Dershowitz and his ex-girlfriend Sarah Brega that they need to work it out between the two of them, according to NBC. If they haven't figured it out in a month, he'll make a ruling in this dogfight to end dogfights.

Brega and Dershowitz got the puppy Knuckles while they were dating in New York City. They brought the puppy along with them when they moved to Massachusetts. When the couple broke up and Dershowitz moved back to New York, he left the dog with his ex while he found a place to live. Brega moved out to California later, and she took the dog with her.

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Dershowitz said they were supposed to share custody of the puppy. He says Brega kidnapped the dog and is trying to bankrupt him by having her attorneys file "frivolous" motions. Brega says when he left the dog with her, she assumed it was hers.

If you'd like to help Dershowitz out, he's asking for $20K in donations for his "Rescue Knux" campaign. How can you trust this guy? For one, he reminds you that he is not crazy at all and is actually kind of a gentleman for waging a $60K legal battle: "I took the high road and went through the courts rather than break down her door and get him."