A woman in China has decided to leave her $2.8m fortune to her dogs and cats and nothing to her children, says report

A dog and cat.
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  • A woman in China has cut her children out of her will as she felt they neglected her.

  • Instead, she is leaving her $2.8 million fortune to her pets, says a Shanghai report.

  • A pet clinic will administer the money and care for her dogs, cats, and their offspring.

A wealthy woman in China has decided to leave her $2.8m fortune to her pets, and her three children will get nothing, say reports.

The woman from Shanghai, with the surname Liu, decided to cut her children out of her will because she felt they neglected her in her old age and did not visit when she was ill, the South China Morning Post reported, citing Zonglan News.

Meanwhile, her beloved pet cats and dogs remained by her side, she said.

Her dramatic decision was greeted positively by some Chinese people online. "Well done. If my daughter treats me poorly in the future, I will also leave my house to others," one said.

It is unclear how old the woman is, but the report describes her as "elderly."

Her will now dictates that the money must be spent on her pets and their offspring after she dies, per the report.

As it is not legal in China to leave the money directly to the animals, a local veterinary clinic will be responsible for the pets and be the administrator of the inheritance.

An official from the eastern China branch of the China Will Registration Centre said they told Liu there were risks in putting the pet clinic in charge of all her money, according to the South China Morning Post.

"We told Auntie Liu that if her children change their attitude toward her, she could always alter her will again," the official said.

Several previous instances of pets inheriting fortunes include a German shepherd named Gunther III, who inherited $65 million from his German countess owner, making him the richest dog in history.

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