Estate Goes to the Dogs

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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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