RE LETTER (August 19) ‘Dog with Fish Hook’.

How I agree. Little do those fishing realise the suffering that they can cause in discarding their fishing hooks, to wildlife also.

Years ago I worked at Poole Quay, in the foundry, where I would often feed the feral cats living nearby.

One day a friendly one went missing for a week, eventually crawling back with a fish hook in her badly infected mouth. The smell was unbelievable.

My kindly manager drove us to the vets and paid for treatment and we were able then to return her. Without help she would have had a very slow death.

• M CONNELL, Dorchester Road, Upton