Man donates $40K inheritance to cat condos

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STANSBURY PARK, Utah, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A Utah man who was surprised to inherit $40,000 from his ex-wife said he decided to donate the cash toward the creation of "cat condos."

Patrick Wiggins of Stansbury Park said he had remained friendly with ex-wife Colleen Caron after their divorce, but he was shocked to discover she had left him $40,000 from her retirement account when she died and he decided to donate the money to the Humane Society of Utah to go toward its project to create a "cat condos" adoption area, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday.


Wiggins, who has made many smaller donations to the organization in the past, described himself as a lifelong animal lover and said his ex-wife shared his passion for animal welfare. He said he decided to donate the money after hearing about the "cat condo" project, which is projected to cost $2 million.

"It seemed right," Wiggins said. "Every year I've been making out those smaller checks."

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