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Beauregard’s Bounty

Thanks to a beautiful German Shepherd named Beauregard a lot of needy animals are going to be taken care of. It's really accredited to his...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Apr 1st 2009


Thanks to a beautiful German Shepherd named Beauregard a lot of needy animals are going to be taken care of.

It’s really accredited to his generous owner Kenneth Munzert who left a sizable estate, the proceeds of the sale of his home on Federal Hill, to the SPCA of Richmond, Virginia.

The house had been owned by Kenneth Munzert, a retired engineer who died last year at age 88 and had no close surviving family members.

He left his principal asset, his 405 Warren Ave. home overlooking the harbor, to the Richmond, Va., animal charity that had pledged to protect his German shepherd, a former stray named Beauregard.

While the dog died before his master, Munzert directed that the bulk of his estate be left to the SPCA of Richmond, whose officials had earlier pledged to protect the dog should its owner die first.

Yesterday the house was auctioned off and sold for a winning bid of $808,500. Prior to the sale of his Federal Hill house Munzert left about $750,000 to other animal protection groups in the US and elsewhere.

* Pic from Baltimore Sun/Handout Photo