The press has a duty to report stories accurately, based on evidence.

It was most unfortunate therefore that your story Willum the cat lucky to survive after being savaged by fox in Poole (Daily Echo, October 15) failed on these counts.

I was very sorry to read about the attack on the cat owned by Mr and Mrs Grange, but there is absolutely no evidence in the story that it had anything to do with a fox.

Indeed, fox experts confirm that large slashes such as those on the cat are the type that would not be made by a fox.

Furthermore, a fox would not be capable of lifting a cat of the size of Willum and shaking him.

This attack was far more likely to have been by a dog. Chris Gale, Dover Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire