Couple leaves $144K to state wildlife, K-9 programs

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Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 8:49 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A couple who enjoyed New Hampshire’s outdoors have left $144,000 from their estate to the state Fish and Game Department for its K-9 and endangered wildlife programs.

Clarence and Gertrude Sleeper, of Littleton, traveled through New England and other areas, skied, gardened and had three dogs.

The Caledonian-Record reports they died in December 2019 in what was determined to be a murder-suicide after both had suffered health issues and limited mobility.

Late last month, the Executive Council authorized the department to accept the donation to help the programs survive.

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