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Dog Eats Pile of Cash

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:55 AM CDT
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A South Texas family found their $54 missing dollars in the belly of their 5-year-old dog.

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A South Texas family found their $54 missing dollars in the belly of their 5-year-old dog.

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A South Texas family found $54 missing dollars -- in their dog's stomach.

The family's five-year-old dog, "Misty," ate a mountain of money while the family was out.

The dog found the stash of cash in a tin and chowed down.

Misty's owner noticed the missing money and figured out the dog had eaten the money and took her to the vet.

An x-ray found the wad of bills in her stomach.

"Cash is sort of strange," Ashley Kotinek, a veterinarian with the Spring Hill Animal Hospital, said. "There much have been something on it, someone had spilled something on it, they had a flavor that made the dog want to eat it."

The vet gave Misty medicine to induce vomiting -- which netted $18 of the lost loot to start. They eventually recovered all the cash.

The family doesn't plan on spending the cash, just preserving it as a keepsake. Although they did ask to pay the vet in cash...

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