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Thu, Oct 4 | By Matt Van Hoven | 427

After Leona Helmsley died, we were all taken aback when she bequeathed $12 million dollars to her eight year-old Maltese, Trouble. Well, Woman's Day Australia claimed this week that Oprah Winfrey plans to outdo the real estate queen, s… more ›

Oprah Leaves $30M to Dogs
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
4 years ago

I'm glad that her dogs will be taken care of.

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Sheryl J.
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Sheryl J.
5 years ago

Exactly as Oprah has specified, period.

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Amy H.
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Amy H.
5 years ago

I hope that this money really does go to her dogs. Even with Heimsley's will her dog didn't get all the money she left it.

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marc h.
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marc h.
5 years ago

It's her money!

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BHOLTZ
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BHOLTZ
5 years ago

She has so much money this is really a pittance. It's her money so what business is it of ours.

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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

why should we care, it's her money.

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

it's her money she can do want she wants with it.

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Jackie F.
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Jackie F.
5 years ago

Doesn't she have friends that will take care of the dogs when she goes?

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Jean K.
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Jean K.
5 years ago

Oprah has the right to do whatever she wants with her money. I hope she makes it iron clad so nobody can hijack it after she is gone like they did with Leona Helmsley's money.

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Giovanna  M.
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Giovanna M.
5 years ago

Everything is relative to wealth. If I had her wealth, you would be reading about the huge about of money I would be leaving for the care of my pets and pets in general. Good for her!

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Helen
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Helen
5 years ago

I wonder if it will be picked apart like Leona's did.

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Joan R.
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Joan R.
5 years ago

I hope she specifies what she wants done with the leftover money! Hopefully, it will be used for animal welfare.

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Themsdad
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Themsdad
5 years ago

she earned her money she should spend it as she sees fit.

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Jennifer H.
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Jennifer H.
5 years ago

I hope she has it legally documented so "people" can't get it like the Helmsley monies

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Tdempsey84
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Tdempsey84
5 years ago

It is her money to do with it as she pleases & hopefully it will go to just that. Any time that it is for a good cause it should be done.

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

very nice

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I hope that she has also learned from Ms Hemsley about how the courts don't follow your will directives. I hope that she can find a way that her money really does go where she wants it to go.

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mike h.
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mike h.
5 years ago

It's good to leave a trust for your animals and she can afford it.

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kelley g.
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kelley g.
5 years ago

I think leaving some money in a trust for the animals is great, but seriously will the dogs need 6 mil each. i wish she would leave some for them and leave the rest for rescues and shelters in her honour.

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L.H.S.
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L.H.S.
5 years ago

Well based on the Helmsley case, will Opera's final wishes be followed?

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Tammy37
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Tammy37
5 years ago

It is her money but it would be more useful if some went to shelters

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Rinthea S.
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Rinthea S.
5 years ago

She earned that money and if she wants her dogs to have 6 million each so be it - I do hope that she has allotted her other millions for rescue work, or fighting puppy mills etc...

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Lourie H.
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Lourie H.
5 years ago

This is silly. The money could go for shelters. Since this article she has lost 2 of her dogs.

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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
5 years ago

We would offer to take care of her dogs for her for half that amount.

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Heather B.
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Heather B.
5 years ago

Her dogs...her money. I'm sure there's some provision for what happens to the money remaining.

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

I do not see why each dog needs 6 million. Even living high on the hog, spending $10,000 on each dog every year for 15 years would only be $150,000 and a HUGE amount of money left over to help thousands of other animals in animal shelters around the world.

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Alicia D.
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Alicia D.
5 years ago

I agree. Thousands of animals could be helped with that amount of money so spread the joy, Oprah!

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Meg S.
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Meg S.
5 years ago

Good point......maybe she will change her mind and help out more shelters now that she is doing shows on puppy mills,. etc.

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L.H.S.
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L.H.S.
5 years ago

Thousands of pets could be helped off the interest alone on this amount of money! Amazing what money will do to people's judgments.

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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

Glad she can do this but leaving just a portion of this to a shelter can help a whole lot more animals

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Andrea S.
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Andrea S.
5 years ago

I just hope that mine will be taken care of and loved as they were by me!!

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SuzieGoose
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SuzieGoose
5 years ago

She for sure wants to make sure her pets are well cared for when she is gone. It is her money to do with as she wishes.......

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Charleshjr
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Charleshjr
5 years ago

Its nice to see she is taking care of her dogs, but th at is alot of money, it cos of cpuld help lots and lots of animals

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Laura  J.
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Laura J.
5 years ago

Glad celebs are taking care of their pets but wow - how much does one dog need? Would be nice if she'd plan some of those resources to help a shelter.

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JoAnn C.
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JoAnn C.
5 years ago

I'm glad they are making sure their dogs are cared for but I would like to see some amount left to a rescue group or animal shelter. Maybe the trust could even be written so that when their dogs pass, the remaining funds would be donated to shelters.

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Lisa T.
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Lisa T.
5 years ago

I think it's great when pet owners leave money to have their dogs cared for. that said, $6M per dog is more than any dog needs. I'd rather see a more reasonable amount and leave the rest to a local shelter or the ASPCA.

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Nona V.
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Nona V.
5 years ago

I would hope that Oprah would change her will to have her funds help many
more animals. Her dogs most likely will not need 6 million each.
But, then its the decision of What 'RESCUE" to leave the funds to?
What happens if her dogs dont need 6 million, and who handles the money for
the dogs? I just hope the funds go to the right "beneficiaries." !!

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Anthony G.
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Anthony G.
5 years ago

I thought if I died that I wanted to come back as one of my dogs. Now if I die, I want to come back as one of Oprah's dogs. The money? Hopefully at least one of her dogs will step up to the plate and say hey, why don't you bring a couple mil down to JC and to help out my dog buds at LHS.

Seriously, I'm into animal advocacy, animal rights and working with shelter dogs, but that kind of money can really be used for much more constructive purposes then caring for a few dogs.

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Carissa E.
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Carissa E.
5 years ago

Odd. Are rumors considered news now? Either way I know Oprah loves her dogs.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

I really doubt this is true. I am not a fan of Oprah but I don't think she is really this goofy.

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Karen
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Karen
5 years ago

I wish I was one of Oprah's pets! I would probably put money in a trust for my pets and appoint someone I trust as the trustee. Or give the money to the person I trust with stipulations to care for my pets.

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Kathy
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Kathy
5 years ago

She loves her pets, as we all do, I"m sure their spoiled rotten, but $6 million each, she could built a shelter and so many other pets would benefit. She spends thousands on gifts for her audience, why not take some "spare" money and build something that can be used here today and she can see what her money would be doing. Just my opinion.

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Michele C.
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Michele C.
5 years ago

Since our judicial system has a history of "overturning" these specific requests (Leona Helmsley) why doesn't Oprah just spend that $30 mil. She could almost build 1 shelter for every state in the union. She could even get her list of possible benefactors from this Zootoo site. Loads of info already researched for her

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Tom F.
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Tom F.
5 years ago

It's her money, she earned it, so why shouldn't she leave it to her animals?

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Sherri R.
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Sherri R.
5 years ago

I love it. Good for her!

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Kelsey L.
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Kelsey L.
5 years ago

I love this woman.

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

Oprah is my kind of celebrity. I bet she helps out shelters too.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

Hey, it's her money! And we should all plan ahead for our animals.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

Wow--that seems like an excessive amount of money. But, as one commenter said, it is her money to do with as she pleases.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

I think she can do whatever she wants with her money. And everyone should make plans for their pets just in case.

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natalie
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natalie
5 years ago

Its your money, you should be able to leave it to whomever or whatever. Period.

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Heather E.
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Heather E.
5 years ago

I agree.

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

I agree too! Keep in mind, 30 million is a drop in the bucket for her.

At my shelter, there are 2 cats that were willed to them. Since they were not socialized by their elderly older, they needed a safe haven.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

She has every right to do this but I'm sure some family member will contest it.

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naneki26 k.
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naneki26 k.
5 years ago

If you got it give it! Find Lawers you can trust with your dogs lives

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