A Montana man was reimbursed $500 by the federal government after the family dog ate five $100 bills.
To prove the incident wasn’t just another ‘dog ate my homework’ lie, Wayne Klinkel of Helena, Montana provided the U.S. Treasury a statement and the actual chewed bills that made their way out of his dog’s digestive tract.
The incident happened when the family went to a diner to eat and left the dog in the car with the cash, returning to the vehicle to find only a torn remain of one bill.
Knowing the cash would not digest, the family waited patiently for the dog to — ahem — return the remaining fragments. Klinkel then washed, dried, and arranged the bills in enough order he was able to mail them back to the U.S. Treasury on April 15.
Five months later, he received the check, which helped cover the cost of the dog’s eye surgery.
Klinkel summed up his experience both literally and figuratively, by saying:
“It all comes out in the end. It was great to get the check after all the crap I went through.”