Adverts: 0161 709 4576 - Editorial: 0161 709 4571
Mail Order: 0161 709 4578 - Subs: 0161 709 4575 - Webteam: 0161 709 4567

Mega rich dog in hiding after threats

A DOG that inherited $12m (£5.8m) from late New York multi millionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley is in hiding after it was targeted by death threats.

‘Trouble’, a white Maltese that belonged to the billionaire until her death in August, was flown by private jet to Florida, the New York Post reported.

It says the tiny bitch was whisked away under an ‘assumed name’ after receiving about 20 threats.

Trouble is said to have earned a number of enemies due to her habit of biting indiscriminately. The dog was taken to an undisclosed location in Florida two months ago, according to the newspaper.

John Codey, who manages the dog's trust fund, told US television network CBS last week the cost of Trouble's security, medical care, chef-cooked meals and grooming was about $300,000 (£145,000) a year. When Trouble dies, any remaining money from the pet's trust will go to the charitable foundations that inherited most of the hotel magnate's estate.