PRINEVILLE, Ore. -- A blind and deaf border collie with the use of only three of his legs survived three weeks lost in the woods -- but thanks to many eyes looking out for "Happy Jack," he's back home with his Prineville family.
"I believe we got a miracle from God -- there's just no doubt about it," Linda Keter said Friday.
Keter adopted the now-9-year-old tri-colored pooch from a border collie rescue a few years ago.
Keter and her family took the dog camping as usual a few weeks ago -- but this time, Happy Jack wandered away from camp -- something she said he's never done before.
"We all jumped on our horses, split up and went in three different directions," she recalled.
"My husband went and woke up all the other campers that were camping in the area, and they jumped on their ATVs and their motorcycles and their horses and went in search of" the lost dog, Keter said.
After about three weeks in the woods, Happy Jack finally was found by a group of horse riders who saw a flyer for the dog and were determined to find him.
Out on a trail, they saw something out of the corner of their eye, and it happened to be Happy Jack -- hungry, tired and barely alive.
They called Keter, who rushed out -- and after three weeks of searching, sleepless nights and calling every vet and shelter in the area, she and Happy Jack were reunited.