We are all familiar with the slogan, “In God We Trust” but someone in the US seems to have put their trust in something else.
A rug placed in a Sheriff’s office bears what can only be a mis-print, “In Dog We Trust”.
The rug had been placed in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo for a couple months until a deputy noticed the typo.
The rug was removed from the lobby and put on the auction block. Bidding, which started at $100, has already reached $1,000 as of Thursday evening.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the local animal rescue group Canine Estates, Incorporated in Palm Harbor.
The cost of the rug was $500. The sheriff’s office is currently working with the manufacturer, American Floor Mats, to obtain a replacement rug.
“It just took one person I guess looking down yesterday and saw it, and there you go,” said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. “I’ve received emails from people as far away as the United Kingdom, all over Europe, Mexico, South America and certainly here within the United States that will do anything to get that rug.”