Woman leaves $13M to her beloved cat
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As her health began to fail two years ago, Assunta, who had no children, began to seek out a way to see that Tommaso was properly cared for after she died. In November 2009, she bequeathed her entire estate to the alley cat that she’d rescued.
Initially she had instructed her attorneys to “identify an animal welfare association or group to which to leave the estate and the commitment of looking after Tommaso, but unable to find a satisfactory association she decided to leave all her money to the cat via her nurse, Stefania, who cared for her until her dying day. Her last name has not been disclosed.
Tommaso, Stefania, and another cat, are living outside Rome at an address that is undisclosed, so to avoid con artists and potential kidnappers.