When a golden retriever ate $500, his owner kept his best friend a little closer to him than usual. The Montana man waited for the five $100 bills to come out in the dog’s feces and painstakingly tried to piece them together the best he could, according to The New York Daily News on Oct 2.
The man wasn’t about to try and spend the money, which had come out in fragments in the dog’s poop, but he did put it in baggies and then sent it off to the Federal Reserve for replacement bills. He included a letter of explanation along with his destroyed money so the feds wouldn’t try to handle the fecal-stained cash.
Wayne Kinkel and his wife were on a road trip with their dog in tow, a golden retriever named Sundance. They left him in their truck for a few minutes and this is when Sundance ate the $500 in $100 bills. There was a $1 bill there that he never touched, but instead he went after the larger bills.
When he got back in the truck and found that the $500 was missing, Klinkel knew right then and there what had happened.
“Sundance is notorious for eating anything and everything,” said Klinkel.
That’s when man’s best friend couldn’t leave his owner’s side for a while until those bills passed through him! Getting all the pieces of these bills was no easy feat, it took a while as the dog pooped in the backyard during the winter and it wasn’t until the snow melted that the family finally found more pieces of the bills.
Once he had enough to roughly piece together the $100 bills, at least to show that they were once bills of that denomination, believe it or not, Klinkel took them into the bank. They wanted nothing to do with the fecal stained money and directed him to the feds.
Klinkel has sent them off, with his explanation letter with high hopes of recovering his loses. Monday afternoon he got the check from the feds for $500. Across the bottom of the check read: “MUT. CURR. REFUND.”
Klinkel just couldn’t resist telling the media:
"It was great to get the check after all the crap I went through," Klinkel told through.”