Monday, December 31, 2007
Three dogs, Buckshot, Katie, and Obu-Jet, are benefiting from the estate of their deceased owner, Ken Kemper, worth approximately $800,000 ($400,000 in cash and a house in Hagerstown, Maryland).
The dogs live in the house with their caregiver, Roy Grady. The dogs receive excellent care including once a week spaghetti dinners and top-notch veterinarian care.
The executor of Ken's estate is his Karin Anderson and she says that after the dogs die, she will donate the rest of Ken's property to an animal charity.
See AP, 3 Md. dogs enjoy $800,000 inheritance, Yahoo! News, Dec. 29, 2007.
Special thanks to Jeffrey A. Cooper (Associate Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.
For more information about pet trusts and related matters, see Estate Planning for Pet Owners.