Shannon v. Eno
In Shannon v. Eno, 120 Conn. 77, 81, 179 A. 479 (1935), the Court construed a will provision that called for setting aside $ 2000 "for the purpose of founding and supporting a Catery, to be situated in or near Ansonia, for the care of homeless animals and boarders."
In concluding that this will provision created a charitable trust, the court noted that "the intention of the testatrix in making the gift . . . was obviously to afford care and protection to and alleviate the sufferings of that class of animals which by domestication contribute to comfort, pleasure and well being of man; and it is not questioned that such a gift is a proper charitable use." Id., 82.