Kari Yarbrough and her dogs were on their way home to Colorado Springs, when she got into a car accident. She had an open warrant on her, so she was taken to Chaffee County jail, and her dogs were placed in a yard by the police.
During that time, one of her dogs, Prince, escaped the yard. When Kari was released, she was devastated to learn of Prince’s missing status. She desperately sought help from all avenues, in hopes of finding her dog.
Buena Vista animal advocate Monika Courtney saw the social media post by Kari and decided to help her. She gave Kari a tent and camping supplies, which helped her to track the various sightings of Prince throughout the winter.
Finally, just days before Christmas, Kari spotted Prince’s familiar paw-prints and started following them. The prints led her behind a church, where she finally found Prince! He was curled up, and after 96 days in the wild, he didn’t seem to recognize his mom. Survival is always a bitter game.
Kari, however, gently brought Prince back home. Prince finally recognized her and she plans to shower her baby with even more love and care to make him feel safe and secure again. For her, this was nothing less than a miracle!
Check out the video below to watch Prince’s moving story of survival!