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According to a New York Post article, an eccentric woman from Florida decided to leave her $2.5 million dollar mansion and a good deal of money to her seven beloved cats when he died last year.
In her will, Nancy Sauer stated that her Persian cats, Cleopatra, Goldfinger, Leo, Midnight, Napoleon, Snowball and Squeaky, must stay together in her spacious Tampa residence, as separating them would cause them discomfort.
“The deal is that the house won’t sell until the last cat dies. She loved them so much,” her friend Yana Alban told the newspaper.
Sherry Silk, executive director of the Tampa Bay Humane Society, reported that Nancy Sauer, who died at age 84 in November, he also left an unspecified amount of money to cover the kittens’ lifetime expenses.
“(The amount of money was) substantial…enough to cover the cats’ food, medical care and grooming bills forever. They are young, only 5 years old. Persians can be expensive and finicky,” Silk said.
“Sauer was a proud businesswoman and mother known for her quirky taste and love of shopping. Probably the main thing that she was a cat lover,” Alban said.
Silk claimed that the cats enjoyed a luxurious life, living alone in the mansion for six months.
However, a Hillsborough County probate judge recently determined that they had to be transferred to a place where they could receive higher quality care.
“Cats shouldn’t be left alone in a big house. I will personally make sure that we can keep as many together as we can and that they go to the perfect house,” Silk said.
The cats will now be put up for adoption this week, he said.
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