A DOG-loving former Hynd-burn Mayor set aside up to £100,000 for the care of her beloved pet, it has emerged.
The last will and testament of Win Frankland, who died at her home in Brantfell Road, Great Harwood, last December from a suspected heart attack, has now been published.
Miss Frankland, pictured, had kept dogs all her life and news of the unusual bequest broke earlier this year.
In her will dated June 2005, the former chairman of Great Harwood Area Council left £20,000 to her former Mayor’s attendant and chauffeur Mrs Jayne Carmody to care for any pets that might be alive upon her death.
Only fox terrier Nell, which Miss Frankland used to walk up to four times a day, survived as her other terrier was put down last year.
However, the retired headteacher, 63, left an additional £80,000 to the trustees, income from which was to be used at their discretion for the maintenance of surviving pets for the rest of their lives, with any remainder being added to her property and outstanding estate.
Geoffrey Hanson, Miss Frankland’s cousin, said: "Win has left her dog to Jayne with some money to look after it as it meant so much to her. Shortly before she died she had to have her other dog put down because it was suffering badly from skin ailments which she found really distressing. This shows how caring Win was."
The will also provides for various private payouts including £15,000 to St Bartholomew’s Church, Great Harwood, where she had worked as an administrator, and £10,000 to friend and Altham councillor Susan Haworth who was Mayoress to Miss Frankland in 2003-4.