Man Reimbursed Money Chowed Down By His Dog

Now here is an amazing example of perseverance, which in the end literally paid off. Wayne Klinkel of Montana had left his pet golden retriever in his car by himself. Besides the dog, the man had also left some cash in the vehicle. Probably, Wayne thought his faithful dog would guard the cash, but to his dismay, after he returned he discovered that the dog had assumed the cash to be food and munched it down. In all five $100 bills were chowed down by the dog. Anyone in Wayne’s place would have been devastated and so was Wayne, after all losing $500 is no laughing matter.


The only difference is that Wayne instead of lamenting the loss of the cash decided to do something about it. Thus began Wayne and his family’ quest to retrieve pieces of the dollars bills from their pet dog’s poop. Quite a quest it was too and it involved closely monitoring the poop and patiently retrieving all the pieces of the dollar bills one-by-one. The whole process involved the extensive usage of rubber gloves and plastic bags and you can naturally guess the reason why. The retrieved pieces were washed with soap and hung out to dry.

Eventually, all the pieces were recovered and then began the tedious process of taping the pieces together. Surely, by now you must be convinced that this man Wayne Klinkel truly epitomizes perseverance. It needs to be mentioned here again that any other person would have probably given up much earlier, while many others even if they needed that $500, would not have bothered to go through the kind of hassle Wayne and his family did.Man Reimbursed Money Eaten By His Dog

After the taping the bills together Wayne took them to the local bank, but seeing their condition the bank refused to exchange them for fresh bills. Seeing no other option Wayne turned to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This is again a smart thing that Wayne did because it is one of the many duties of this department to accept such bills.


While clarifying what the department looks for before accepting such bills a spokesperson of the department was quoted as saying: “As long as you have 51 percent of the bill, our examiners work to make sure that the bill identified is genuine, and then you’ll receive a check in the mail once the case is closed.” This is exactly what happened with Wayne. He got a check of $500 in the mail, in return for the taped $100 notes that he surrendered to the department.