Cats inherit $300,000 from late owner

Two cats in Brooklyn get to continue living in luxury after their late owner left them an inheritance of $300,000.

As a widow with no children, author Ellen Frey-Wouter left the portion of her $3 million estate to her two cats, Troy and Tiger. Two of her former home health aides now take care of the pets, submitting bills for food, grooming and vet care to be reimbursed from the trust fund.

Neighbor and fellow pet owner Demetri Tsoulos told WABC-TV he'd like to do the same for his dogs.

"Your pets are your family and leaving money behind so that they can be taken care of is a beautifully humane gesture and it's a lesson for the rest of us," he said.

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