CHICAGO (AP) — According to the will of its owner, Boots the cat was destined for that great litter box in the sky.

However, the executor of Georgia Lee Dvorak’s will got a Cook County probate court to set aside that part of the 1988 document because they found a shelter to take the 11-year-old cat.

Dvorak died Dec. 24 at age 76. In her will, she ordered any cat or cats she owned at the time of her death be euthanized “in a painless, peaceful manner.”

But trust officers at Fifth Third Bank didn’t take too well to that. Fifth Third’s lawyers pointed out Dvorak asked that most of her $1.4 million estate go to animal-related causes.

Judge Susan Coleman on Monday allowed Fifth Third to find more humane arrangements for Boots.

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