4-Year-Old Boy Writes a Heartbreaking Letter to Get His Stolen Dog Back

by John Boone 11:54 AM PST, February 17, 2015
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A plea from a heartbroken 4-year-old is not falling on deaf ears: Two years ago, Ethan Ferrier’s dog, Fern, was stolen from their family farm. Now that Ethan has learned to write, he penned his first letter to the “bad men” who took hid dog from him.

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“To the bad men who took Fern. Can Fern come home now please,” the letter reads. “I miss her.”

His mom, Jodie, told The Telegraph, “Ethan was very, very upset when Fern was taken from our farm. He would ask over and over again why anyone would want to take her from us...He always asks us where we think she is and if she is happy. He asks me every morning if Fern is coming back home and I have to tell him I don’t know -- it’s heartbreaking.”

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Ethan was only two when Fern, their 1-year-old spaniel mix, was stolen from their home on Rushett Farm in Chessington on April 28, 2013. But Ethan’s parents say that he’s never forgotten about her.

Jodie and her husband, Tom, think Fern may have been targeted after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s dog, Lupo, made owning a black spaniel so much more popular.

Ethan’s heartbreaking letter has brought new attention to their #FindFern campaign, and his parents still hold out hope they might be reunited.

“We have no leads, no information, no lucky breaks, no police raids that have unearthed our beloved Fern,” they explain on Facebook. “This is all we have, so we will ride this wave with fingers, toes and legs crossed that somebody has a tiny bit of information which may help us locate her.”

If you have any information, share it on the #FindFern Facebook page.

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