Thanks for your reply. I could not hand the money in personally to the police, cos the dug had just undergone a procedure in the surgery ,and had to be taken home and cleaned up, and calmed down.Hence I had to rely on the Vet receptionist to do it. Anyway the police legal dept. want to divide the money up equally ,which I may have to accept, if my vet. extenuating circumstances is not accepted .They will call me back this week.