What would you do to ensure your cats are cared for when you're gone?
One devoted cat lover left her seven felines a $300,000 inheritance to guarantee their lifelong comfort.
When 84-year-old Nancy Sour of Tampa Bay, Florida passed away in November 2022, she made sure her beloved cats would be provided for.
This dedicated owner left specific instructions to guarantee her seven cats would enjoy pampered lives for years to come.
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Who Was Nancy Sour?
By all accounts, Nancy was a friendly neighbor and avid cat enthusiast.
She cherished her seven cats, who she considered family after the loss of her husband and son.
Nancy welcomed her feline companions into her waterfront Tampa home that was dubbed a “million-dollar house.”
Cats Set to Receive $300,000 Inheritance
In her will, Nancy left the bulk of her estate, estimated at $300,000, to care for her cats — Midnight, Snowball, Goldfinger, Leo, Cleopatra, Napoleon, and Squeaky.
She wanted to ensure they would always have funds for food, vet care, grooming, and anything else they needed.
Cats Found in Concerning Conditions After Passing
After Nancy died, the executor of her estate paid people to look after the cats at her home.
Sadly, people found the cats living in poor conditions. Despite the spacious home, someone had locked them in cages.
So, the executor contacted the Humane Society for help.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took in Nancy's cats while making arrangements.
Cats Prepped for Adoption Under Special Circumstances
Thanks to Nancy's gift, all of her seven cats are now awaiting adoption from the Humane Society.
The adoption process aims to find each cat the best possible forever home.
Thankfully, the cats' new adopters will face no financial barriers to giving them excellent care.
They will reimburse all expenses such as food, medical bills, and grooming.
A Lasting Legacy of Love for Her Feline Family
In addition to her cats' inheritance, Nancy donated an undisclosed amount to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Nancy's friends say she just wanted total assurance her beloved cats would be cared for.
Fortunately, Nancy's wish to secure her cats' futures is secured.
This just shows how deeply she loved them!
Netizens Share Hopes for Nancy's Cats
The video about Nancy's story received many touching comments from fellow animal lovers.
One commenter named @noplainjanie wrote, "I feel bad for them. They must miss her! I hope they all find good, forever homes."
Others expressed hopes that people will adopt the bonded pairs of cats together.
"@bunnycouturecrystalswimwea7426 commented, "I hope someone takes the time to figure out which cats are most bonded and adopts them out in pairs 🤞🏼."
Clearly, Nancy's dedication to her cats' care even after her passing resonated with viewers.
Does Your Cat Mean the World to You?
For cat lovers like us, Nancy's story is heartwarming.
Our cats are family too. That's why planning their continued care when we can't be there matters.
Consider pet estate planning to ensure your kitties are provided for.
Because like Nancy, we want to leave a legacy of love for our feline companions.
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