THE reality of animal homelessness in this country alone is heart-breaking.

At any given time, there are roughly 100,000 dogs and many many cats looking for homes. Sadly, an average of 18 dogs per day are put to sleep because there is nowhere for them to go.

The problem is worse again in the USA, with many, many kill shelters. This could all be addressed so easily if there was a will to do this.

Compulsory neutering could and should be brought in urgently.

If individuals actually want to deliberately breed then they should need a special licence and have to undergo welfare monitoring.

I approached all the major animal rehoming charities in this country a few years ago and none of them would support this. I despair! It would actually be so easy to run. It would appear that the large number of so-called animal lovers in this country would rather animals were bred willy nilly and often spend years in shelters looking for homes, or put to sleep if their “face did not fit”. Why?

P Ward, Bridlingtonsa