Treasury Dept. bails out dog that ate $500

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The U.S. Treasury has reimbursed a Montana man after his golden retriever ate five $100 bills.

Wayne Klinkel’s 12-year-old dog, Sundance, was the culprit, who downed all but half of one of the bills in December, The Associated Press reported.

Over the next few days, Mr. Klinkel, of Helena, carefully picked through the dog’s waste to recover the money.

He sent the cleaned off pieces to the Treasury in April with an explanation and got a receipt for the bills 10 days later, the report said. He received a $500 check on Monday.

“It was great to get the check after all the crap I went through,” Mr. Klinkel quipped. “I gave Sundance a pat, showed it to him and told him not to eat it.”

The only note sent by the Treasury was in the memo section of the check in the bottom left, which read, “MUT.CURR REFUND,” the report said.

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