Thursday, August 31, 2017
Ellen Frey-Wouters, a Bronx widow, left a $300,000 legacy to her two cats. Instructions in her will prescribe strict guidelines for the care of the felines. Neither Troy nor Tiger are to ever be caged and they must be lovingly cared for. Of the two, Tiger has enjoyed the greatest increase in economic benefit. The former stray, once scrounging for sustenance, now enjoys a diet featuring filet-mignon-flavored Fancy Feast and relaxes in a faux-fur bed lined with silk. Dahlia Grizzle, Frey-Wouters’s former caretaker, thinks Troy and Tiger deserved the special treatment, as the cats were very much like children to deceased.
See Julia Marsh & Reuven Fenton, New York Widow Leaves $300G To Her Cats, Fox News, August 22, 2017.