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Estate Goes to the Dogs

Written by PETA | June 18, 2010
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And we mean that literally. The late heir Gail Posner apparently took to heart PETA’s advice that we must be sure to provide for our animal companions after we are gone: She left a $3 million trust fund and her $8.3 million Miami Beach mansion to her three dogs. Another $26 million goes to a group of staffers, and a housekeeper/personal assistant will be allowed to live in the mansion, rent free, to take care of the animals for the rest of their very comfortable lives. Let’s hope that the housekeeper is a kind person.

In comparison, Posner’s son’s take of $1 million seems pretty measly—at least according to him. Think of what neglected animals and struggling animal shelters could do with that money!

They say that all dogs will have their day, but in the case of Conchita, Posner’s beloved Chihuahua, they sometimes get a payday too (although dogs don’t need anything more than food, water, shelter, a comfy bed, walks, veterinary care, and love). What do you think about Gail’s last wishes? Have you included your companion animals in your will?

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    It’s her money and she can do what she wants with it but sadly something must have gone horribly wrong in her relationship with her son. Maybe it was his fault maybe it was hers or perhaps their personalities just clashed. My advice would be for him to be the better person by not fighting the will but to take the 1 million and do something spectacular to benefit both animals and humans with it.

  • Ralph says:

    Good for the dog and the person taking care of it… … just make sure to leave said family alone now and not try to petition for a bit of the money.