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When Muriel Siebert, the first woman to ever hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, passed away last month at the age of 84, she bequeathed the bulk of her fortune to the humane care of animals, including a $100,000 designation to her beloved Chihuahua, Monster Girl.
The Wall Street Whiz was well-known for her deep love of animals. She created her very own non-profit, The Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, which was created to teach people about financial literacy and “the humane support of animals,” according to her will which was filed last week, with special attention to animals “owned by the elderly who are financially challenged.”
The New York Daily News reported that while the bulk of Siebert’s $48 million fortune was left to her own nonprofit, $100,000 was left to Monster Girl’s caretaker, her friend Lynda Fox-Frazer. Siebert also left $10,000 a year to The Animal Medical Center on 62nd St. for the duration of Monster Girl’s life.
“I request that my dog not be left alone for long periods of time during the day,” Siebert wrote in her will.
But, Muriel Siebert, or “Mickie,” as she was called, was so much more than just an animal lover. She was a hard worker, a dedicated advocate for equality in the workplace, and a dreamer.
Seibert famously protested against buildings that didn’t allow animals inside with her now infamous motto, “no leash, no lease.”
Her beloved long-haired Chihuahua, Monster Girl, was almost always by her side, even during business meetings.
Siebert was a strong, tough, smart woman, with a heart of pure gold, whose hard work and dedication will continue to benefit animals for years to come.