Toddler reunited with dog after Simon Cowell helped hunt

Edward Latter, a three-year-old little boy thought his dog was gone for ever, after he was stolen by some thieves  in front of their home

Morse, a ten months-old border terrier has disappeared in December and since then the little Edward was devastated. The toddler was so affected by the lost of his “best friend” that he even wrote a heartbreaking letter to Santa to help him to find his dog: ” Dear Father Christmas, I just want one present for Christmas this year, my dog Morse back. I’ve been a very good boy all year. Thank you, Edward aged two and three quarters.”

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Unfortunately Santa couldn’t help him, but somebody else did. The X Factor judge and television man, Simon Cowell has offered a £10,000 reward for the finder or anyone who provide information about the dog, after he read about the tragic theft. “It’s heartbreaking to see a little boy’s Christmas ruined. Dogs are so important to so many of us. We just hope it helps lead to the safe return of Morse,” someone close to Simon Cowell said.

And the miracle happened. Yesterday, the little boy found out that his beloved friend has been recovered. And he was more than happy. “I can’t believe it, I have my best friend back. It’s too late for Christmas but this is the best present ever,”Edward said after hearing the big news.

A couple who lives at few miles away from Latter family had found the dog on the street in front of their house and and called the Latters..

“Me and Amanda were still quite sceptical, but Edward saw him and recognised him straight away. He just said ‘Is that Morse, is Morse coming home with us’. He was absolutely over the moon. We were still unsure if it was him though – as he wasn’t responding to his name or coming to us. We spent about an hour and half over there and we still were not sure, so we took him home to get his chip scanned. It was only when we took him to the vets on Saturday morning and got his chip scanned that we found out for sure. We instantly broke down in tears, I was delirious for a few seconds, it was absolutely wonderful, we were just hugging each other, hugging Edward and hugging the dog,” the founder said.

His wife also added:”I was so pleased. We didn’t know anything about any of the media attention – I was just so pleased they have got their little dog back, because having a dog ourselves for years, we know if we lost him we would be heartbroken. They were really lovely people, genuine people, and it felt really good to be able to get him back home.” She also said: “The dog was wandering around so I helped get him out of the road because I thought he was going to get run over. He must have been out all night – he was soaking wet, he stank and he was covered in mud.”

Mr Latter thanked to all the people who helped them to find Morse. “We are so grateful and couldn’t have done it without you,”he declared.

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