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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9th 2009
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009 innerwestcourier.com.au INNER WEST EDITION PHONE 9018 3500 $1.20 INCL. GST Thieves break hearts Midnight pet raid Fiona Brady Ken and Paul Adderley beside the empty hutch where their pets were stolen. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP294548 LOWLIFE thieves have stolen a pet rabbit and guinea pig belong- ing to a profoundly disabled Haberfield teenager. The boy's father Paul Adderley said Midnight the rabbit and Giggles the guinea pig were taken from their hutch in the family's front garden on the night of July 3. ''They were definitely stolen as the hutch was locked and they couldn't get out of their run, even if they got out of their hutch,'' he said. ''The way I see it, they've either been pinched by somebody who wanted a pet or they've been pinched by somebody who wanted to do something nasty to them. ''I just hope it was somebody who wanted a pet.'' Mr Adderley said the pets were birthday presents for his disabled son Ken, 16, three years ago. Ken was born with multiple disabilities and has the abilities of a three-month-old baby. He needs round-the-clock care. Mr Adderley said the animals were ''therapy'' for Ken. ''They were his possessions and that's what we're so upset about,'' he said. ''It's absolutely scummy. They are lowlifes.'' Ken's three siblings, Patrick, 15, Fergus, 13, and Eloise, 11, are also ''beside themselves'', he said. The family is offering a reward. ''Somewhere, somebody has just acquired some new pets. Some- body must know something.'' He said no questions would be asked if the pets were returned at night. ''I'm happy to just leave the hutch open and they could just be put back.'' Midnight is a black mini lop rabbit and Giggles is a white and sand guinea pig. Anyone with information should phone Paul Adderley on 0416 349 557. POLISH CLUB'S HISTORY A MYSTERY AS IT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE: PAGE 16 Inner West Courier
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