- Last Updated: 6:17 AM, March 17, 2012
- Posted: 12:49 AM, March 17, 2012
What a dog-gone mess!
A Brooklyn woman is barking mad after her ex-girlfriend allegedly stripped her of visitation rights to their Labrador retriever, Lily.
Social worker Rebecca Finkel says in a new lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court that she had peacefully shared joint custody of the yellow lab with ex-gal-pal flight attendant Michelle Quintus after their 2004 breakup. But Quintus then pilfered the pooch last month — and dumped her on the Bronx woman from whom the onetime couple had adopted her, the suit says.
“The dog was like a child to me,” Finkel, 34, told The Post yesterday. “And I want my dog back.”
For years after their breakup, Finkel said, she and Quintus maintained a deal that allowed Lily to split time between her Park Slope apartment and her ex’s spread in Valley City, Ohio.
The two women would meet halfway between Brooklyn and Ohio, Finkel said, with the 8-year-old dog enjoying city and country living.
That ended last month, her lawsuit charges, when Quintus refused to return Lily to Finkel and instead turned her over to Lourdes Garcia, a friend who lives in The Bronx.
Quintus, 42, and Garcia, 51, did not return phone calls.