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