The Probate Lawyer Blog:  Leona Helmsley, “The Queen of Mean,” had a soft spot in her heart for dogs.  Helmsley died with an estate valued between four and five billion dollars.  She directed the trustees of the trust to give a substantial portion of her estate to charities benefiting dogs such as the humane society.  The article provides:

“Helmsley left most of the remainder of her billions to charity, specifically directing that her trustees were to use their discretion for what charitable purposes to benefit. But she also signed a Mission Statement that instructed the trustees to exercise that discretion first for “purposes related to the provision of care for dogs” and, only secondly, for “such other charitable activities as the Trustees shall determine.”