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Chihuahua inherits $100,000

Muriel Siebert also left $10,000 a month to an animal medical center and $48 million to her foundation that teaches people about the humane support of animals.

By Vetstreet Sep 16, 2013 2:58PM

Muriel Siebert, the first woman to ever hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. (© ​Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) When Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, died last month at age 84, she left her little dog with a big inheritance.

Monster Girl, a long-haired Chihuahua, was left to Siebert’s friend, Lynda Fox-Frazer, along with $100,000 for her care — and the request that her dog “not be left alone for long periods of time during the day.”

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Siebert also left $10,000 month to the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan for the duration of Monster Girl’s life, and $48 million to her own foundation, which teaches people about financial literacy and the “humane support of animals.”

— Read it at New York Daily News

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Photo: Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange (© ​Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Sep 19, 2013 6:51PM
Who can use 48 million dollars when there are dead? There is no respect in giving because you no longer can use the money 'cause it's worthless in the grave. Anyone can give away millions or billions when they die to others so what's the big deal. What about leaving money for the humane support of the homeless veterans who are still living?
Sep 16, 2013 7:57PM
I have a great deal of respect for what she has done for her dog and hope that her friend takes good care of her. Tto bad most people are not good pet owners. Most people shouldn't even have children much less a dog.
Sep 16, 2013 7:56PM
I volunteer with an animal rescue group.  It makes perfect sense to not only provide for the dog, but also to provide far more to her foundation to teach financial literacy and compassion for animals to humans. Many of you cite other worthy causes, such as care of veterans and the like.  Well, there are programs that use prisoners to train shelter dogs as service dogs for veterans and others.  Some of the people I volunteer with have dogs they take to visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  And if you'd seen kids who were picking up a new dog, a rescue from a shelter, as I did this past weekend, you'd see that being responsible and caring for animals goes a long way to making people responsible and caring towards other humans.
Sep 16, 2013 7:52PM
She obviously likes animals better then the human race, but I'm sure the will will be contested by some worthless distant relative. that is why we need to spay and neuter our worthless relatives, so they can not breed and screw up our wishes. it also prevents inbreeding, and that will lessen the amount of professional politicians, ( law makers ) that change your will after you pass on.
Sep 16, 2013 7:28PM
I hope her friend takes good care of that little guy.  Its just as hard for them to lose an owner as it is for us to lose a pet.  From what she did with her money I have a lot of respect for her...a woman after my own heart.  RIP Muriel!
Sep 16, 2013 7:22PM
Sep 16, 2013 7:19PM
I've got no problem with this. Way to go Ma'am.
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