The case of the five-legged puppy saved from a Coney Island animal show is going before a court TV judge.
John Strong, who operates the sideshow featuring disfigured animals, has sued the original owner Calvin Owensby for $4,000. He says Owensby reneged on an agreement to sell him the animal for $3,000.
Owensby says they didn't sign a contract.
The owner sold the Chihuahua-terrier mix to North Carolina resident Allyson Siegel, who wanted to keep the pooch out of the show. She had the animal's fifth leg removed.
Former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro's show will be taped in Chicago. It will air Sept. 21.
Strong says he's being paid $300 to appear on the show. If he wins the case before Pirro, he plans to fight Siegel in court to reclaim the dog.
There's a fight over a five-legged Chihuahua puppy from North Carolina.
The owner of a Coney Island animal show, John Strong, says he had a deal to buy the dog, Lilly, from a Gastonia man.
Multiple media outlets reported that the dog's owner, Calvin Owensby, sold the pup to a Charlotte woman who wants to have the extra leg amputated next week so the dog can walk normally.
Strong says he's the rightful owner of the dog. But Allyson Siegel says -- quoting -- "over my dead body."
The New York man says his show contains "amazing animals, oddities and freaks."
Strong is hinting that he may go to court over the whole affair.
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