I SHARE T Luxmore’s horror at the death of the little cat he describes in his letter (HAS, Feb 5).

There is no doubt some dogs are a threat to cats and indeed to other dogs, and to children.

The owners of such dogs who let them run loose need locking up and they should never own another one.

When my dad was young, he had a cat someone gave him when she was a kitten.

She used to follow him around.

Sometime when he was about to do down in the cage he’d find she’d followed him to work and he’d have to ask one of his marras coming off shift to take her home for him.

Sadly, she succumbed to a dog attack, the dog concerned - a notorious local cat-killer - later got his comeuppance. It should have been his owner.

Tony Kelly, Crook