The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Monterey County (SPCA) could receive more than a million dollars in donation from the sale of late actress Joan Fontaine’s Villa Fontana in Carmel, California, a report by the San Jose Mercury News stated on October 19.

The three-acre property, which was listed for sale at $2.6 million, has a 4,500 square-foot mansion and a garden with 500 roses, which the late actress personally cared for until several years ago. Items inside the house are also up for sale in several auctions, the proceeds of which will also be donated to the SPCA.

Joan Fontaine, a known animal lover who was famous for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 film Suspicion, died at her California mansion on December 15, 2013.

There are instances, however, that even with the presence of a will from the deceased, disputes regarding estate management still arise. In times like this, you will need an estate litigation attorney who knows well how important it is to fight for your interests. If you have this need in Los Angeles, consult with our team of attorneys at, by dialing 310.444.9060 today.