A recent letter, “Why won’t funds from event go to women?” [Feb. 5], was misleading.

Nassau County’s annual Women’s History Month celebration will honor extraordinary women while raising funds to benefit both the Nassau County SPCA and The Safe Center LI, a center for victims of family violence and sexual assault. This partnership was created to assist victims of domestic violence.

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The Nassau SPCA safeguards pets of anyone fleeing domestic violence as long as the victim remains in the shelter. Pets are kept at an undisclosed location, and the SPCA pays — through non-taxpayer dollars — for pet boarding, veterinary care, grooming and activities.

This enables victims to leave their abusers. Many hesitate to seek shelter if it would mean leaving a pet behind in an unsafe environment.

Gary Rogers, Bethpage

Editor’s note: The writer is Nassau County’s animal emergency coordinator and an SPCA member.