Cecil eating $4000 in cash money sends family on recovery mission

A Pittsburgh couple’s finnicky dog decided to have an expensive snack when he ate and destroyed nearly $4,000 in cash last month, leading his owners on a delicate recovery mission.

On Dec. 8, Clayton and Carrie Law couldn’t believe their dog, Cecil, had eaten the $4,000 cash they had just withdrawn from the bank. Clayton had set the money on the kitchen table, and 30 minutes later, Cecil decided to eat the money.

Pennsylvania couple’s dog eats $4,000 in cash.

“I was shocked,” Clayton said. “It was so out of character for him. He wouldn’t eat food off a coffee table. I was just in shock because it was very unlike him.”

Cecil ingested about half the money and ripped up the other half, Clayton said.

The couple searched online on “what to do if their dog eats money.” The results the Laws saw were that mutilated currency can be mailed or dropped off to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Washington, D.C., office along with a letter stating the estimated value and the reason for damage.