Skip to comments.Woman Leaves $13M Fortune to Pet Cat
Posted on 12/12/2011 1:20:15 PM PST by decimon
A 4-year-old stray cat that was rescued from the streets of Rome has inherited a $13 million fortune from its owner, the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon.
Maria Assunta left the fortune to her beloved kitty Tommaso when she died two weeks ago at the age of 94. The feline's newfound riches include cash, as well as properties in Rome, Milan and land in Calabria.
As her health began to fail two years ago, Assunta, who had no children, began to seek out a way to see that Tommaso was properly cared for after she died. In November 2009, she bequeathed her entire estate to the alley cat that she'd rescued.
Initially, Assunta had instructed her attorneys to "identify an animal welfare association or group to which to leave the estate and the commitment of looking after Tommaso," according to the Daily Telegraph.
Unable to find a satisfactory association to see to it that Tommaso was loved and cared for, Assunta decided to leave all her money to the cat via her nurse, Stefania, who cared for her until her dying day. Her last name has not been disclosed.
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The potential for dirty joke material is off the charts here.
I pinged an earlier posting of this one, thanks.
Oh oh, the cat will now be the subject of protesters by the Occupiers as it’s in the “one percent.”
I hope the cat gets rabies.
but seriously, what kind of sicko leaves a fortune to their pet? Virtually an unlimited number of ways to leave money in a will and this stupid old hag leaves it to a cat. I would piss on her grave.
Even with all her money, the cat probably gave her the most love. Unconditionally.
Well done, kitty.
Well, she’s a moron, but it is her money with which to be moronic.
Oh!!!! That’s my cat Whiskers that I lost in Rome! I want him back! I miss him so money, er, I mean, much.
Unable to find a satisfactory association to see to it that Tommaso was loved and cared for, Assunta decided to leave all her money to the cat via her nurse, Stefania, who cared for her until her dying day.
So, in reality she gave it to the nurse who took care of her. Good for her. Good for the nurse too.
I am an old nurse meow....
Looking back up the thread I think I’d rather be Happy Cat than Rich Cat but I guess I’ll be satisfied with just being Alive Cat. hehehe
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