A woman in Bronx, New York left a $300,000 to her two house cats in her will. It is also stated that her two beloved feline friends would “never be caged and always be lovingly cared for.”
Meet the two household kitties, Troy and Tiger, who recently lost their human mother, Ellen Frey-Wouters.
Frey-Wouters, a native of Netherlands, had been working for the United Nations. The two New York cats had been with her for quite some time until she died at the age of 88 in 2015. Frey-Wouters and her husband, who died in 1989, had a child that passed away in infancy, the two cats are said to be her babies – they were family.
Everyone, including Frey-Wouters’ lawyer, was surprised when the kind-hearted woman decided to leave a large amount of money to her cats.
“I said I didn’t think, you know, $300,000 was necessary, and I pointed out the case of the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley, who left $65,000 to a dog and became sort of a laughingstock,’’ Fingerit said during a 2016 hearing about the gift. (Helmsley actually left $12 million to her Maltese, Trouble.)
“But no, no, [Frey-Wouters] insisted,” Fingerit said. “She wanted to make sure they were taken care of.”
Unfortunately, the two wealthy New York cats are now living separately with their new families. However both of them are happy – Tiger is now with Frey-Wouters’ former home health aide in Ocala, Florida. Troy is currently living with Rita Pohila, another one of Frey-Wouters’ former home health aides.
According to her lawyer, when both cats die, the remaining trust fund will automatically go to Frey-Wouters’ sister, who is living in the Netherlands.
Although a lot of people were surprised when they heard about this news, this isn’t exactly the first time where an owner who died left a huge amount of money to their pets.
SHARE this story with your friends and family