‘In Dog We Trust’ rug fetches nearly $10k at auction

‘In Dog We Trust’ rug fetches $9,650 at auction.


LARGO, Fla. — A misprinted rug at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has sold for $9,650 after a seven-day online auction.

The green rug displaying a large sheriff’s star was placed a few months ago in the lobby of the new public safety complex, which houses the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

An employee recently spotted a spelling error on the rug. Instead of “In God We Trust,” it said, “In Dog We Trust.”

The $500 rug was removed the following day.

On Jan. 15, the auction began with a starting bid of $100. In total, 83 bids were placed. The buyer’s name was not available Wednesday.

Auction proceeds will go to Canine Estates, a Palm Harbor nonprofit for injured and abandoned dogs.

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Story found at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-sheriff-dog-trust-rug-sells-9-650-article-1.2087975

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