Who let the dogs in . . . to court, that is?
When Patricia Bowers died in 2010, she designated a $100,000 trust fund to provide for the needs of her dachshund Winnie Pooh, who is now 7 years old. But the dog’s caretaker has taken the executor of the estate to court, claiming she is not sending sufficient money to care for the dog’s care.
The caretaker says last year the dog incurred about $6,000 in expenses, including more than $5,700 for emergency orthopedic surgery. The caretaker argues that the executor is hoping to save more of the trust to give to the Animal Medical Center which will make her popular with others in her social circle.
According to a July 29 UPI story, the dog’s caretaker has “gotten everything she should by law and by the terms of the trust.”