Two $500 rugs at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida were supposed to say, "In God We Trust," but the manufacturer didn't quite get it right. The middle of the yellow emblem instead read "In Dog We Trust," and these rugs definitely weren't meant for the K-9s on the force.
The office received the order several weeks ago, and happily placed the new floor coverings in their lobby, proud to display their crest. But yesterday, one deputy finally noticed the error. The rugs were then rolled up and hidden from sight, but not before photos of the funny rugs made their way to the Internet.
The mistake was made by the manufacturer, according to the sheriff's office. A spokesperson for the company, American Floor Mats, told that they are working on replacing the order.
While officers are trained to look for the tiny details in cases, this one seems to have slipped through the cracks. But what's the harm in giving man's best friend a little extra love on carpeting?
UPDATE: What Officer Bob Gualtieri called a "doggone rug," turned out to be a gift to Florida canines. After ordering replacement rugs for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, according to , Gualtieri decided to auction off the rare item and donate the proceeds to Canine Estates, a nonprofit shelter for injured and abandoned dogs. On January 15 the bidding began with $100, and when the sale closed after 83 bids on January 21, the rug was sold for $9,650. The founder of the animal rescue company, Jane Sidwell, said that the money will go mostly toward vet bills, which are often extremely high.