Greenville Cat Rescues Get Big Donation

Millions of dollars were given to four feline charities here in North Carolina from a compassionate cat-lover.

Emil Campbell from Raleigh left nearly 1.7 million dollars to four different cat charities in North Carolina.

Campbell suddenly died last month. His lawyers say there were instructions to bequeath his estate to cats. The four charities that will split the money are the Snowflake Animal Rescue, Safe Haven For Cats, Second Chance Pet Adoptions and Marley's Cat Tales out of Greenville. It was an emotional afternoon for Joy Eubanks, the founder of Marley's Cat Tales.

She says it was a shock to receive the phone call.

The lawyer says his client didn't work at a high paying job but was very frugal and saved money. He says Campbell had one surviving daughter.

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  • by Cherri Location: Raleigh on Nov 3, 2009 at 06:47 AM
    Mr. Campbell is an inspiration to all cat (and animal) lovers. I'm familiar with the incredible work of Safe Haven for Cats in Raleigh and am so thrilled that they're receiving this kind of help especially during these difficult economic times.
  • by Doug Location: Michigan on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    Emil is my new hero. Thank you Emil, you'll be revered by many.
  • by Brandie Location: Greenville on Oct 30, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    I can't express how happy I am that the four cat charities, including Marley's-right here in Greenville, received the posthumous donation. Merry Christmas ahead of time!
  • by Happy on Oct 30, 2009 at 05:35 AM
    How wonderful for the charities. They really can use the money, not just during a recession, but all of the time. However, given that it was 1.7 million dollars, I am sure that his surviving daughter may be more than irritated right now.
  • by Holly Location: Gville on Oct 29, 2009 at 08:26 PM
    This is so heartwarming. I would like to thank Mr. Campbell for his love and generosity. It is wonderful to know that I shared the world with such an amazing and loving man. Your gift will impact the lives of so many animals and their human families!
  • by Allison Location: Washington on Oct 29, 2009 at 07:46 PM
    I know the rescues are very appreciative!

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