I would like to congratulate Brighton and Hove City Council's animal welfare officer for bringing the landmark prosecution against the woman who docked puppies' tails with scissors.

I am very pleased that this cruel woman has been sent to jail. Her punishment is justly deserved.

I hope this will send out a clear message to people who abuse and mutilate animals in their care.

Cruelty will not be tolerated and offenders will be dealt with.

I wonder what became of the dogs who had their tails cut and, since Gillian Breden cannot own an animal for ten years, what will become of the mother?

  • Denise Friend, Hythe Road, Brighton