Man Leaves $3 Million Fortune to Create New Animal Rescue Farm

Man Leaves $3 Million Fortune to Create New Animal Rescue Farm

He was an animal lover who had a dog, six cats, seven chickens, and a parakeet. Now, the Ohio man who had no family has left his three-million dollar fortune to animals who are haven’t been at all fortunate.

When Bob Wetzell died in December, his legal documents directed that his estate be liquidated and the money go to creating a new animal shelter.


His lawyer says the money will go to the Animal Welfare League in Champaign County, and be used to buy a farm that will be used to rehabilitate unwanted pets, provide dog training, and serve as a preserve for animals to roam freely.

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The county welfare league is working with other animal shelters and rescue groups to create the new refuge.

Presumably the animals left behind by Wetzell–a dog, six cats, seven chickens and a 20-year-old parakeet–will be well taken.