Dog Ozzie eats £160 and lands owners with £130 vet's bill
Labradoodle Ozzie found himself in the dog house after wolfing down £160 in bank notes and landing his owners with a £130 vet's bill to remove the chewed up money from his belly.
Owners Judith and Neil Wright believe they can reclaim just £80 from the Bank of England.
The bank reimburses damaged money if at least half a bank note can be produced.
"He has been known to eat other items before but never money," said Mrs Wright, 64, from Llandudno.
The Wrights returned home from a shopping trip to find the torn up bank notes scattered all over the kitchen and hallway after the money had been posted through the letterbox in an envelope.
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Ozzie was taken to the town's Murphy & Co Veterinary Practice where his stomach was emptied of the cash, a plastic money bag and a circular money clip.
A spokesman said they had never seen a dog eat money before.
The Wrights have vowed to fit a cage to their letterbox to prevent any further problems.
"Thankfully he has made a full recovery," said Mr Wright, 66.