IF all readers kept an eye on all their family's and friends' animals, then maybe we could help stamp out animal cruelty.

If you don't see a friend's dog or cat for a while, find out how it is doing. Remember that scum who inflicted cruelty on animals, then got real brave and progressed on to being cruel to children.

Reporting animal cruelty will have a direct effect on preventing cruelty to children. Children and animals alike will enjoy a better life.

D Fillingham, Muncaster, York.