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Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:58 AM

Treasury reimburses dog owner whose pet ate $500

Last April, Montana dog owner Wayne Klinkel paid dearly for leaving his golden retriever, Sundance, alone in the car: $500 to be exact. But six months after his dog chowed down on five $100 bills, the U.S. Treasury Departmentís Bureau of Engraving and Printing has reimbursed him in full.

"I've been patiently waiting. I'm happy," he told TODAY.com. "I'm glad that all five of [the bills] passed the test."

(Warning: "the test" described next may not be suitable for all readers, especially if you're having breakfast right now)

Waiting was the easy part. To apply for reimbursement, Klinkel, a graphic artist at the Helena Independent Record, had to follow Sundance around with a pair of rubber gloves and plastic baggies for several days, waiting for the bills to pass through the animal's system. Klinkel discovered large pieces of two bills, but his daughter had to wait for the snow to melt outside her Colorado home, which Klinkel and his wife were visiting with the dog, before she found small bits of the other three.

After giving them a very thorough wash with "lots of dish soap," Klinkel dried, ironed, and taped the bills together. Local banks refused to swap them for new bills, however, so he turned to the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which is no stranger to these kinds of requests.


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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 11:10 AM

1. This gives a whole new dimension to the oft-told tale, "The dog ate it!" nt

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