Man Asks U.S. Treasury To Replace Money Eaten By Dog 


A dog owner in Montana has taken care of the dirty work, and now he's just waiting to see if the U.S. Treasury Department will replace the five hundred-dollar bills his canine companion ate earlier this year.  Wayne Klinkel tells the "Helena Independent Record" that his 12-year-old golden retriever Sundance chowed down on the cash when they were visiting his daughter this past Christmas.  Klinkel says he followed Sundance around for months picking out pieces of the bills from the dog's droppings, but he didn't think he had enough to do anything with until his daughter gave him more fragments she found in her yard.  After thoroughly cleaning what was left of the money, he sent it into the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  A federal employee tells the "Independent Recorder" that Klinkel's money will be replaced if they determine at least 51-percent of the bill is present, but that process could take up to two years.