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Alexander McQueen's pups to inherit £50,000

Wednesday, 27th July 2011

The pooches of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen will have no trouble affording luxury dog beds and high quality dog food after being left a considerable sum in their former owner's will.

McQueen, who committed suicide in his London flat last year, has left £50,000 of his £16 million fortune to his beloved pooches.

According to his will, this money has been put into a trust to ensure the upkeep of his four-legged friends.

The 40-year-old, who was hailed as one of the top British fashion designers, left the majority of his money to charity.

One charity set to benefit from McQueen's will also shows the fashion designer's love of animals.

He pledged £100,000 to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, a charity he held close to his heart after re-homing a mongrel from there.

Spencer Wisdom, solicitor & legacy manager at Battersea, said: "News of such a generous legacy is a lovely surprise and reaffirms the love McQueen held for dogs and cats.

"We know he would be so proud to see his donation helping care for the thousands of dogs and cats at Battersea in need of a new home."