The internet loves cats more than any other living entity, so perhaps this story won’t come as surprise to readers. But one well-off Bronx author decided to ensure her cats would be taken care of long after she’s gone.
According to WABC-TV, Ellen Frey-Wouter left $300,000 of her $3 million estate to cats Troy and Tiger so they would live a happy life. The cats should “never be caged” and always properly loved for.
Tiger especially hit the jackpot. The former alley cat is now living the good life in sunny Ocala, Fla., dining on filetmignon-flavored Fancy Feast and bedding down in a plush faux-fur bed with silk lining.
The cats now are now in care of Frey-Wouter’s former health aides, who also were bequeathed part of Frey-Wouter’s estate. Any grooming or vet visits the cats require are reimbursed properly by the trust fund.
This isn’t the first instance of an owner leaving their pet a considerable chuck of change. Back in 2007, Leona Halsey set the record. The infamous “Queen of Mean” left her dog “Trouble” $12 million.
Frey-Wouter’s husband was a Brooklyn College professor. He passed away in 1989, and the couple’s only child died in infancy. According to her former aide, “The cats were like her babies.”