A rug placed in the front lobby of a Florida Sheriff’s office went months without anyone noticing the rug was unintentionally printed to read “In Dog We Trust” instead of “In God We Trust”. The rug quickly gained enough interest that the Sheriff’s office decided to auction off the $500 rug with the intention of donating a couple hundred dollars in winnings to a local shelter, Canine Estates Inc. The bidding started at $100 and 83 bids later, the “doggone rug” sold for a whopping $9,650! Canine Estates Inc. explained they will be using the proceeds to help pay for vet bills.
Canine Estates Inc. posted on their Facebook page, “We want to thank the high bidder for the Rug. The bidder wishes to remain anonymous. Your generosity will help us pay for the 10 dogs medical bills that came in the day we found out about the rug. We have laughed, cried and hugged the fur kids tight, just knowing that we can help them find the home they deserve or help them heal from the abuses they have suffered. Hats off to you and The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office PCSO for helping us save the dogs of Pinellas County. We are all “Saving One Tail At A Time”…… “In Dog We Trust””.
This is a great story about how an accidental mistake turned out to benefit animals in need. What are your thoughts on this story?