Updated: Monday, 27 Feb 2012, 5:29 PM CST
Published : Monday, 27 Feb 2012, 5:23 PM CST
FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - There’s no doubt about it, Adam and Emily Morck's van is in need of repair - the bumper was ripped off and the van is riddled with bites and claw marks.
But hopefully the insurance adjuster won't doubt the story.
"File a comprehensive claim and let 'em know that the dog ate our van!" Adam Morck said.
"Guess we will be on one of those insurance commercials," Adam’s wife Emily added.
Recently, the couple was packing up for a fishing trip when Emily found something out of place.
"I saw the Dodge symbol [lying on the ground] and then turned and looked and saw the carnage,” said Adam.
The couple called 911 and feared the worst.
"We thought maybe a disgruntled former employee of mine might've done something crazy," Adam said.
Investigators surveyed the damage - the ripped off bumper, the blood, the dents, the bites and the claw marks and came to a conclusion.
"[The investigator] looked up like a deer caught in the headlights and said, 'Guys, I think a dog did this,'" Adam said.
Police discovered one of the family cats had been hiding under the hood. It escaped and hasn't been seen since. The other cat, Opie, is still around, but you have to look for it high in a tree.
It’s been there since early Sunday morning.
"We really hope that we get Opie down from the tree. Somehow,” said Emily.
This story may be funny, but it has a serious side.
"If a dog could do this to a vehicle, imagine what it could to a young child,” said Adam.
“Having an animal that does this kind of damage is like having a loaded gun. Please keep your dog put up," Emily said.
But despite it all, they still have to explain everything to their insurance company.
"Here’s the unexpected. Natural causes for sure,” said Adam.
Foley Police said animal control is keeping an eye out for any strays, but at this time, no witnesses to this incident have come forward.
So if anyone has any information, call Foley police.