Furry Millionaires: Cats Inherit a $2.5 Million House
want for nothing: to have everything you need and desire; to lack nothing
Seven Persian cats in Florida are now very rich. Their owner, Nancy Sauer, loved them so much that she left them a $2.5 million house and a lot of money. Nancy died last year, but she made sure her cat would want for nothing. Her will says the house can’t be sold until the last cat dies, but a judge said they couldn’t stay there alone. Now, the cats are at an animal care center. They have promised to find them a good home. Any family who adopts them won’t be paying for cat food with all the money they have.
This isn’t the first time a pet has become rich. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld also left $1.5 million to his cat, Choupette. But how can a cat own this much money? The answer is she doesn’t technically. In France, where Choupette lives, pets are property. They cannot inherit money. Lagerfeld probably left the money to a caretaker. The money would then be used to take care of Choupette.
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