A 4-year-old boy has penned an open letter to the “bad men” who allegedly stole his puppy, Fern, and it has since gone viral.
The animal was stolen from Ethan Ferrier’s family’s home on Rushett Farm in Malden Rushett, Surrey, England, BuzzFeed reports.
Fern is a 1-year-old springer/cocker spaniel mix — similar to the Duchess of Cambridge’s dog Lupo — and the family has created a campaign on social media in an attempt to get her back.
Ethan’s heart-wrenching letter, which was posted to the Find Fern Facebook earlier this week, reads, “To the bad men who took Fern. Can Fern come home now please. I miss her.”
His father told The Telegraph, “Breeders are getting up to £1,000 for cocker spaniel puppies at the moment because of William and Kate’s dog. We want to make people aware of this problem, because it is getting worse.”
Even though the family’s campaign has received so much support, there has been no trace of Fern.
“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,” Ethan’s mother, Jodie, told The Telegraph. “He has never forgotten about Fern and 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.”