Stuart Bowes, 11, was featured in today’s (Tuesday, July 9) The Northern Echo after a mother ferret and her five babies, or kits, were taken from the family home’s backyard.
Stuart has a sensory processing disorder and also struggles to deal with sudden change and was left heartbroken when the creatures were snatched from his Stockton home at the weekend.
His story touched Craig Jenkins, who works at Newham Grange Leisure Farm at Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, and the animal-lover cleared it for the farm to replace the ferrets.
When Mr Jenkins handed them over Stuart and his older brother, Martin, 14, broke into big smiles.
Their mother, Donna Bowes, said: “I’ve never seen Stuart grin so much. It’s very rare for him to smile at all and you can just see the joy on his face.”
I hope they find those original ferrets, though, or at least I hope the kits get loose and use their sharp little kit teeth to chew on the balls of whatever jerkoff stole them. Who steals ferrets? Honestly.