‘In dog we trust’ police rug raises thousands of pounds for charity

‘In dog we trust’ police rug raises thousands of pounds for charity

This image released by ABC Action News, shows the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office rug in Largo, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. WFTS news reported that the new rugs at the sheriff's administration building say "In Dog We Trust" instead of "In God We Trust." (AP Photo/WFTS-TV/ABC Action News, Adam Winer)

They really love dogs (Picture: AP Photo/WFTS-TV/ABC Action News, Adam Winer)

A mistake on a rug that inadvertently put the police’s trust in a dog has ended up raising thousands for charity.

Officers at Florida’s Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were embarrassed when they found out a new rug they had bought read ‘In Dog We Trust’ rather than ‘In God We Trust’.

But instead of just throwing it away they decided to auction it off and donate the proceeds to animal rescue centre, Canine Estates.

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In dog we trust, Florida police

The highest bid is more than $2000 (Picture: onlineauction.com)

It has so far generated more than $2,000 (£1,321) on onlineauction.com, with bidding closing on January 21.

‘The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will not “sweep anything under the rug”,’ the description says.

‘Due to extensive interest regarding our plans for the “doggone” rug, you can bid on it here, and we will donate 100% of your bid to Canine Estates Inc., a local animal rescue.’

The mistake on the rug was only noticed this week after having been on the floor of the police station for months.

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