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Promise lost, Promise found: One of pair of Yorkies stolen on Thanksgiving is rescued

Karen Jenkins 14-year-old dog Promise is one of two Yorkshire terriers that went missing after someone broke into her home on Thanksgiving Day. Promise was returned on Thursday, but Chaddy remains missing.
Karen Jenkins 14-year-old dog Promise is one of two Yorkshire terriers that went missing after someone broke into her home on Thanksgiving Day. Promise was returned on Thursday, but Chaddy remains missing. Courtesy of Karen Jenkins

One of two Yorkshire terriers who went missing in Durham on Thanksgiving Day has been found.

Karen Jenkins said the Durham County Sheriff’s Office called her around noon Thursday and informed her that 14-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Promise, had been found in a dog crate in the middle of a parking lot at an apartment complex off Hillandale Road.

“I just freaked out,” Jenkins said. “I am glad I had a friend that was able to drive.”

Someone found Promise in the crate with a towel over it Thursday morning and called the Sheriff’s Office, which identified the dog via a microchip and called Jenkins.

Now, Jenkins is holding out hope that someone will find 7-year-old Chaddy.

“The police are still working on it,” Jenkins said. “Maybe something will come up.”

A person or people broke into Jenkins’ home between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. by smashing a sliding glass door on Thanksgiving Day.

The dogs, their crate and some inexpensive jewelry were taken, Jenkins said.

The crate that Promise was found in Thursday was not the one that was taken, Jenkins said.

Jenkins is offering a $5,000 reward for her dogs’ return.

Anyone with information on the break-in or the whereabouts of the yorkies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges

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