Filthy Rich Felines: Cats Left $250,000 and a Mansion in Owner’s Will

Ugh, jealous.

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Meet Frisco and Jake, two cats living in the lap of luxury who were just bequeathed a life savings larger than yours.

NBC Nashville reports that Leon Sheppard, Sr. left his 4,270 square-foot-estate in a gated community behind to his two best feline friends, along with $250,000 that will be used to care for them and the house.

Writes NBC:

According to the will, when Frisco dies whatever is left of the estate including the house can be passed to Sheppard’s human heirs. However, Jake must be cared for. The heirs will be allowed to move Jake out of the house.

BRB, we have a lawyer we need to talk to about a will.


Animals are better than most humans, they normally don't betray you.


I don't live in a "mansion", just a 1200 SF townhouse, but my 3 cats have lifetime residence rights and enough money to let them keep living the somewhat pampered life they live now. What choices did I have? I love them and I would not want my death to be the end of their lives - not after all the love, fun and companionship they have given me. What shocks me is that this is even news. It's sad to realize that most people don't bother to insure the safety and security of these creatures they claim to care about.