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Durham woman reunited with one of two stolen Yorkies

Posted November 30, 2017 4:25 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 2:06 p.m. EDT

— A week after two Yorkshire terriers were taken from Karen Jenkins' Durham home in a burglary, she was reunited with one on Thursday.

"Happy birthday, Prommy. It's your mommy. Happy birthday," Jenkins said to Promise, which was found and returned home in time for its 14th birthday.

Ana Jordan said she and her husband saw a crate sitting in the parking lot of their townhouse complex off Hillandale Road for hours and went to investigate. When they saw a dog inside, they recognized it from media coverage of the missing Yorkies and called authorities.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office scanned the dog's microchip to confirm that it was Promise and called Jenkins.

"I’m very grateful. I’m very grateful. There are some good people in this world," Jenkins said.

She offered the Jordans a cash reward for finding Promise, but they declined it.

"The money’s not worth it. It’s more the satisfaction that you are doing something good, and not just for her. You’re doing something good for yourself. It feels good," Jordan said. "I feel happy for her. I feel that the dog is again with its mama."

Chaddy, missing Yorkie


Jenkins' happiness is tempered by the fact that her second Yorkie, 7-year-old Chaddy, is still missing.

"I'm so glad to have her. I'm so glad, but he needs to come home, too," she said. "I need to pray for Chaddy, too. I can't let that go. I can't. He needs to come home."

Jenkins posted fliers throughout Durham about the missing dogs and said she has received some good tips. Police are following up on some of them, but authorities don't know who left Promise in the townhouse parking lot.

Anyone with information about Chaddy's whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.