Dog Eats Money, A US man has asked the US Federal Treasury to reimburse him $500 after his dog ate five $100 notes. Montana man Wayne Klinkel says his dog Sundance ate the money while he and his wife were on a road trip visiting their daughter, the Independent Record reports.
The 12-year-old golden retriever was left alone in the car with a wad of cash and left only a $1 note unchewed on the driver’s seat.
“Sundance is notorious for eating anything and everything, so right away I knew what happened,” Klinkel told the newspaper.
Mr Klinkel sifted through the dog’s droppings and retrieved pieces of the semi-digested currency.
After taping them back together, he sent them to the US Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing with an explanation of what happened and a request for reimbursement.
The bureau’s website states that an “experienced mutilated currency examiner” will now examine the soiled and tattered bills to establish whether Mr Klinkel is eligible to get his money back.
If 51 percent of the bills remain, Mr Klinkel will get his money back – a process that can take up to two years.