Fox Terrier left £100,000

One lucky fox terrier called Nell has been left £100,000 for her care by her owner, a retired head teacher.

The former mayoress and councillor for Hyndburn in Lancashire, Win Frankland, left £100,000 in her will for the care of her four year old fox terrier.

The will was made in 2005 and 63 year old Miss Frankland died of a heart attack just before Christmas in 2008 in Great Harwood.

Miss Frankland’s half cousin, Geoffrey Hanson, commented:

“It was a bit of a surprise really but she always kept dogs and never married or had children.  I suppose it is better than a dogs’ home for Nell. She also left money to her godchildren and the church.”

The will requested that her ex-mayor chauffeur and attendant, Jayne Carmody, be paid £20,000 to look after Nell and the remaining £80,000 is to be spent on looking after her.

Leaving money to beloved pets, and particularly cats or dogs, is not uncommon and many people now look to leave something to care for their dog after they have passed away.