All Edward Latter (who turned 3 years old today) wants for Christmas is his stolen puppy back. A 9-month-old Border Terrier named Morse escaped from his family’s garden in Marden, Kent, England and was later seen being snatched up by a couple driving a blue pickup truck. Edward’s dad, Richard, took to Twitter to ask for help finding his family’s beloved pup.
If anyone sees a young Border Terrier in the Marden Kent area, please get in touch. He escaped out of our garden yesterday morning and have not seen him since. He is very very friendly and will come and say hello if he sees you. We are worried sick. Thanks everyone pic.twitter.com/SoheVyLKLt
— Richard Latter (@r_latter) December 14, 2017
Local, then national, news stations picked up the story about missing Morse, as well as a heartbreaking letter that little Edward wrote to “Father Christmas” asking for his dog back because he’s been “a very good boy all year.”
Once the story hit the national news, Simon Cowell, himself the father of a boy and two dogs, offered a £10,000 ($13,360) reward to anybody with information that leads to getting Morse back home. Dad Richard was overwhelmed by the generosity of Cowell’s offer. He told the Daily Mail:
“It’s unbelievable. It is really, really, generous. It is so good of him. After I found out I put the phone down and had to stop for a couple of minutes to take it all in. I can’t believe the generosity of it. I am forever in his debt and I literally had tears rolling down my face. We’re so touched by all the support from everyone and this offer has just helped us smile again during what has been a very tough week.”
This is a video a friend of mine has composed for the media. If everyone could retweet it that would be fantastic. It really brought a lump to my throat. #Marden #Kent #stolenpets #Morse pic.twitter.com/l2rIFECQ9X
— Richard Latter (@r_latter) December 19, 2017
Kent Police wanted to clarify that the dognappers would be arrested if they tried to claim the reward money for turning over Morse.
If you have any information about Morse’s whereabouts, you are asked contact Kent Police on 01634 604100 quoting reference YY/37582/17; call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111; or contact Richard on his Facebook group or Twitter account.
(H/T: Daily Mail Online)
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