Heartmelting Story Of Puppy Returned After Simon Cowell Offered $14K Reward

Hilary Gowan

Journalist

Morse the nine-month-old puppy disappeared from his home in Kent weeks ago, leaving three-year-old Edward Latter heartbroken. The little border terrier was stolen! However, the story attracted the attention of Simon Cowell, who offered a £10,000 (around $14k) reward. And now, mom Amanda Hopkins has announced on Facebook that the doggie is home!

"He was found on the street in Meopham and taken in by a lovely family who bathed and fed him and then trawled the internet for lost dogs," wrote Amanda.

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"Morse was vet checked yesterday morning and although he is a bit thin and his pads are worn, he seems to be in good health if a bit subdued. We are all over the moon. Thank you to everyone who has helped to bring him home. Your support has been unbelievable."

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It's of yet unknown whether Cowell paid the reward to the family.

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Edward was so heartbroken about his puppy that he asked his dad Richard to help write a letter to Santa begging for the return of the doggie. Simon Cowell's pledge had come as a surprise.

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"It's unbelievable. It is really, really, generous... It is so good of him," Richard had told the press. "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."

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