US woman leaves $1.2 million fortune to cats and dogs

Glenda Taylor DeLawder has left her entire fortune to an animal sanctuary

Cats and dogs will be the main beneficiaries of Glenda Taylor DeLawder's generosity

Friday, December 30, 2016

A Tennessee woman left a fortune of $1.2 million (£980,000) to a local animal sanctuary, with hundreds of thousands earmarked for cats and dogs.

Glenda Taylor DeLawder, who died in November 2015, left her fortune to the sanctuary in Johnson City.

The money has been specifically earmarked to expand the canine and feline facilities, and allow the modification of a van to transport animals for sterilisation.

News of DeLawder's donation was revealed by local mayor Leon Humphrey on the Carter county website.

The exansion of the facilities will commence in January and the van should be ready by March, says local news outlet Johnson City Press.