Leon Sheppard Sr., a retired businessman and Memphis, Tennessee, native who died in 2012, has five children, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. However, in his will, he left his $250,000 fortune and 4,270-square-foot home in a gated community to his two cats, Frisco and Jake.
According to Memphis station WMC-TV, the cats are to live in the Sheppard home in a way that maintains their standard of living, and the $250,000 will be used for their care as well as the maintenance of the house. After Frisco dies (his age isn't known, but according to WMC-TV, he’s "old"), the remainder of the money will be divided among Sheppard’s relatives, with the understanding that Jake will be cared for.
It's unclear how Sheppard's family feels about the will; however, the local news reporter noted that they do not wish to comment.
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