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Sheriff's Office "In Dog We Trust" Rug Sells for $9,650 at Auction

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    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    A new, $500 rug at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida was accidentally made to say "In Dog We Trust" instead of "In God We Trust."

    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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