We've all heard that age old excuse “the dog ate my homework,” but what do you do when your dog eats your cold, hard cash? According to an article published by Fox News on October 3, a Montana man recently learned the answer to that question the hard way, and received a government bailout for his troubles.
Fox News reports that Wayne Klinkel's 12-year-old dog, Sundance decided to snack on five $100 bills Klinkel and his wife left in their vehicle with the dog while dinning out. Klinkel says Sundance chewed and swallowed most of the five $100 bills, but left a $1 bill untouched.
Klinkel then reportedly did something that no dog owner would ever willing do without being forced; he sifted through the dog's dropping to retrieve as many pieces of the bills as he could. Once he had most of the pieces he washed them and sent them to the U.S. Treasury.
Klinkel now says the U.S. Treasury mailed him a $500 check to replace the money Sundance snacked on, which he reportedly told Sundance not to eat it.
Moneyfactory.gov reports that the U.S. Treasury handles nearly $30 million in claims for mutilated currency every year.
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