Michael Takacs adopted his dog, Precious as a puppy two years ago when he lived in Tampa. The pit bull mix had been the runt of the litter, and no one wanted her – that is except for Takacs. It didn’t take long for the two to bond.
According to Fox5NY, Takacs went to work in Kuwait for a year as a military contractor and had asked his friend to care for Precious while he was away. The friend promised he would take good care of Precious, and the dog would be there when Takacs returned home. Instead of keeping his word, the man dropped the dog off at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, telling the organization he had found the dog as a stray.
It only took a few days for a family to come into the shelter and fall in love with the friendly pooch. They adopted her, and it wasn’t until after the adoptions papers were final that the shelter found out what had happened. In turn, the Humane Society reached out to the dog’s new family to explain what had happened, but the family has refused to give Precious back to Takacs.
Unfortunately Precious was not microchipped nor had she been wearing any identification to help track her owner and return her home. Tackacs is heartbroken:
“You had the dog for three days, I had the dog going on three years,” said Takacs. “I had the dog since she was a puppy, I held her head up while she ate, you know, this dog means the world to me, and I want her back.”
Tackas has offered the family $1,000 for Precious. He is also considering hiring an attorney.
What do you think?
(Photo of Tampa man wants Precious back via Fox News screenshot)
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