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Dog Walker Of 3 Years Allegedly Sells Pit Bull For Drugs

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A New York woman has spent the past four months doing anything she can to find her beloved missing dog. Now, she's filed a lawsuit accusing her longtime dog walker of doing the unthinkable: trading her dog for drugs.

Morgan Bogle left her dog, Sugar, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, in the care of dog walker Tommy Doerr while she was away on business in February. While she was gone, Doerr reportedly suffered a psychotic breakdown and was hospitalized after he was found banging on Bogle's door.

Bogle rushed back home, but when she showed up to Doerr's apartment to reclaim Sugar, she found it empty. Since then Doerr has refused to tell her what happened to the dog, claiming that he doesn't remember anything.

But Bogle's not buying it. According to the lawsuit, cops found a substance identified as PCP when Doerr was taken to the hospital. Bogle alleges that Doerr sold Sugar for drugs, and fears that Sugar was handed over to a dog-fighting syndicate.

Doerr has refused to comment on the allegations, the New York Post reported, and has filed a countersuit accusing Bogle of defamation.

The lawsuit is just the latest development in a desperate search that's swept Manhattan. Since the incident, Bogle has stopped at nothing to find Sugar, plastering the city with fliers and offering a $10,000 reward for her return. A Facebook page dedicated to the search has more than 20,000 likes.

And Bogle's not giving up hope, though it's been a rough few months. "I'm absolutely devastated," she told the New York Post in March. "I want my dog back. I seem like I'm holding it together, but I'm not. I'm on the verge of a complete breakdown."