Big Bequest to Aid Animals Will Help Society

To the Editor:

Society is often quick to disparage charitable donations to animal charities as being eccentric at best, misplaced at worst, as your columnist Leslie Lenkowsky noted in your opinion section ("Should a Big Bequest Go to the Dogs?," August 21). Recent criticism of the proposed Leona Helmsley bequest to be used for the care and welfare of dogs is the most recent example of this unfortunate trend.

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