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Pet waste picker-upper finds $58 in a dog's ... well, you know

June 15, 2010 |  7:16 pm

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ST. LOUIS — This is why your mother says to wash your hands after handling money: A St. Louis worker found $58 -- packed in dog poop. Steve Wilson works for DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal. On a recent call, he noticed money sticking out from doggie doo. Wilson wasn't sure what to do, but eventually pulled out the bills, sanitized them, placed them in a plastic zip-lock bag and returned them to the customer. It turned out to be $58.

The company said the money was torn, but the serial numbers were identifiable, which means the bills could be returned to a bank and replaced with new money.

The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists says Wilson is the first person in his profession to find and report money in dog poop.

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-- Associated Press

Photo: A dog plays at San Francisco's Crissy Field. Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

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