Cat rescue group finally gets share of man's $1.7M estate
Posted December 22, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Two years after a Raleigh cat-lover left his nearly $1.7 million estate to four area feline charities, one of the groups has finally gotten its share of the bequest.
Emil Campbell, who died in September 2009, asked that his estate be split among Marley's Cat Tales, Snowflake Animal Rescue, SAFE Haven for Cats and Second Chance Pet Adoptions.
While the last three groups got their shares of the estates quickly, money designated for Marley's Cat Tales has been tied up in litigation until recently.
Lawyers for the group said the money was mistakenly distributed to another rescue group with a similar name, but they managed to obtain a $250,000 settlement to resolve the dispute.
Marley's Cat Tales officials said that, to honor Campbell, they have already accepted some cats that carry the feline immunodeficiency virus. They also plan to use some of the money to reimburse veterinarians who have devoted their services to the group without pay.