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Woman Leaves Entire $1.2m Estate to Help Local Cats & Dogs

Glenda Taylor DeLawder, who died in November 2015, was a huge animal lover. Her final gift to all the animals in her hometown of Elizabethton, Tennessee was to bequeath her entire $1.2 million estate to care for them.

Around $500,000 of that will go to the Elizabethton Carter County Animal Shelter, who will use the much needed funds to make improvements, expand their facilities, and provide a healthier experience for the animals. Specifically, they’ll purchase a new transport vehicle and build a larger space for the cats.

Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey said, “We would not be able to expand otherwise. The moneys are just not available in the general fund budget at this time so this gives us an opportunity to expand and provide the space that’s needed to properly care for the animals in our custody.” He added it was “one of the largest private gifts ever given” to the county for its citizens.


The Mayor said in a statement, “I think Mrs DeLawder would be very pleased that her gift will be able to provide for future cats and dogs at the shelter for as long as the shelter exists.”

This is not the first time a huge sum of money has been left to care for cats. Check out these 5 filthy rich felines! Would you leave all your money to care for your cat? 

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