AUSTIN, Texas – In light of yesterday’s news that the state of Texas had denied COTA $20 million in state funding because of missing a deadline to report on their steps to prevent human trafficking, COTA now claims their dog ate the report.

A statement COTA sent to The American-Statesman says that while COTA had the report done days in advance their dog found the report on the kitchen counter and ate it. Sources close to the Texas governor say they are skeptical of the story but added that COTA swears to god that’s what happened and why would they lie about it.