Frisco, Texas (Legacy/Main)
Case acceptance date: 11/25/2023
Captured: 12/05/2023 20:34
BOOTS ON THE GROUND TIME: 51 hours
Male / Neutered / Microchipped / Wearing blue harness
*Missing from North Texas Australian Shepherd Rescue
Frisco Animal Control has requested our teams assistance in capturing an extremely elusive dog on the run named Kobi. Our specialized team has the resources, experience and advanced equipment to bring him to safety.
Kobi belonged to a breeder who wasn’t having any luck at selling him. North Texas Australian Shepherd Rescue took him in at 10 months old and they placed him into foster care. He was with his foster mom for only 2 days when he escaped out of the front door. Kobi is extremely elusive to humans and will need to be located, tracked, conditioned, and trapped. Please ignore him if you see him and report his location to us.
Our team arrived on site of the most recent sighting around 15:00 and started an aerial search utilizing thermal imaging. After several hours of searching our initial search grid we did not locate Kobi, but we did find several deer in the area.
Kobi has been missing for 5 days and tragically he continues to be chased further and further away from his foster home and he has been chased into traffic quite a bit. Please keep sharing this case on social media so that we can get the word out for everyone to ignore him, not to chase him and not to feed him.
We went ahead and deployed a video monitored feeding station in the area he was seen at today in hopes that he will revisit the same area tonight. Once he visits the feeding station he should stop running erratically and keep returning to the station so that we can capture him.
Kobi did not visit the feeding station overnight and there have been zero sightings since he was chased from the area yesterday just before our arrival.
Team member Cindy replenished the feeding station with fresh food just now. Wet dog food on the bottom with rotisserie chicken, bacon and eggs on top. ~ Please keep sharing our Facebook post and the link to this page so that we can spread the word for everyone to please avoid him. We have to get him to stop running!
We conducted an aerial search based on a recent sighting this morning and we located Kobi in one of his dens. We have deployed a video monitored feeding station carefully and quietly about 50 yards from his current location.
Please keep spreading the word on neighborhood and social pages for everyone to please ignore him if you see him. We have him right where we want him but if anyone approaches him he will run and leave the area.
Kobi did not visit the feeing station overnight but this skunk did. We had a sighting around 21:00 last night several blocks from the feeding station location. He’s just roaming around aimlessly. It can take them a little bit to find the feeding station sometimes, regardless of the heavy liquid smoke trail.
Feeding Station replenished with fresh food! It was very foggy this morning so not the best camera view with the fog reflection into the infrared sensor.
You are not gonna believe this!!! If this isn’t one of the saddest things you‘ve ever read. ~~~ This morning, Kobi managed to make it inside his foster mom’s apartment building and up the stairs to the third floor, her floor! Her neighbor opened the door to leave and Kobi was standing right there. As soon as they made eye contact Kobi bolted down the hallway. Once his foster mom got the text that he was in the hallway she went searching, hoping he was stuck inside. Our team headed that way to help. She found him on the second floor but once he saw her, he went down the stairs, out of the building, and under the parking garage gate. Poor little dude was trying to make his way back to his foster home. 🥰
We had his foster mom setup a feeding station right outside of her front door in case he comes back.
Lots of sightings this morning near Main & the Dallas North Tollway but tragically people who don’t know any better are still chasing him and pushing him further away and close to the dangerous roadway. 😓
We are hopeful that he will return to Feeding Station 1 today and finally eat. We are discussing deploying a second feeding station today in an area that he has been seen more than once closer to his foster home.
Please keep sharing our flyer to help spread the word for people to avoid him when they see him.
Our team has been in the area for several hours today. We deployed a third feeding station in an area where he has been seen at frequently including this morning. Hopefully he will visit one of the stations soon.
We started to receive a lot of concentrated sightings tonight and some were from third parties who were witnessing others chase him. He was much farther south than he typically is. Kobi is roaming approximately 12 mi.² on the daily. However, a pattern is beginning to develop and we are starting to see the areas that he frequents. Your sightings also help us predict his travel paths, which helps us strategically locate and relocate our feeding stations where he will intercept one. Every tactical move we make is very carefully orchestrated. Once we capture Kobi we will share our case map with you so that you can see all of the behind the scenes of what and why we do what we do. For now we must keep this information confidential because we have a Samaritan who is constantly hunting him and she is convinced she can hand capture him even though he is feral and we have begged. ☺️
Your shares are working and more and more people are knowing exactly what to do (and what not to do) when they see him. If you see Kobi, please do not post his location on social media, but instead please text our team at 469-608-0729. Thank you so much!
Kobi did not show up to any feeding stations overnight. He will though… don’t worry! Once he finds one, he should stop running and stop roaming such a large area.
Nearby Resident Jenny replenished Feeding Stations 1 & 3 this morning and Kobi’s foster mom took care of her station. Eggs and Sausage on top of wet dog food.
All feeding stations have been replenished by Jenny and Victoria this evening. We had a sighting this morning further south and a sighting this evening near the same area. He has a pattern and he should be moving back north tomorrow morning or afternoon, as long as nobody chases him. 3 feeding stations (soon to be 4) await him.
With the rain coming in overnight it could change his pattern a bit. We will still be putting fresh food at the stations each morning and evening regardless.
‼️ As Kobi’s flyer has spread to more people, thankfully we received very exciting intel today that Kobi has been hanging out next to this door ⬆️ on more than one occasion. It’s not too far from his foster home. We will be putting a video monitored feeding station there tonight, FS #4.
All feeding stations were replenished this morning and this evening. Sadly, there was not a single sighting of Kobi last night or today. It rained most of the night and all day today so he is likely hunkered down in a warm spot. We now have 4 feeding stations deployed and they have been strategically placed in areas he visits more often so we are hopeful he will visit one soon and it will help him stop running.
Frisco Animal Control has requested our teams assistance in capturing Kobi. Our specialized team has the resources, experience and advanced protocols and equipment to bring him to safety. During our 10 years of professional service, we have a 100% search & capture success rate of all dogs that remained within our search grid. Capturing extremely elusive dogs like Kobi requires a great deal of precise tracking, patience, constantly changing tactics and a coordinated plan that some members of the public don’t understand. In Kobi’s case and for the first time ever, we have a Samaritan whose impatience and intolerance of our plan has greatly hindered any progress we have made and puts Kobi’s life in great danger. This person has been making social media posts asking people to do exactly the opposite of what our team is asking of the public. She is asking the public to feed Kobi, asking them to try to make friends with him, asking people to hunt him, and asking people to report sightings to HER.
Please do not report sightings to anyone besides the number on the flyer, please do not hunt Kobi or feed him treats. Please only follow the instructions that are outlined on this page and on his flyer. We believe that these issues have been strongly contributing to why he will not stop running and relax enough to visit one of our feeding stations since the day we put our boots on the ground.
To everyone who has reported sightings and followed our instructions precisely, we Thank You for trusting our process and for doing what’s best for Kobi.
Thank GOODNESS we had 4 concentrated sightings tonight all within minutes of each other. He has visited these locations before so we are using that to our advantage and setting up a feeding station in that area too. One of the Good Samaritans who reported the sighting didn't know any better and put out food for him but she happily picked up the food at our request. One of the other sightings didn’t know any better and tried to pursue him causing him to run. They absolutely stopped when we explained the situation. 🥰
Please keep sharing Kobi’s flyer EVERYWHERE including private neighborhood pages that we do not have access to. What you are doing is working and we are very grateful.
We deployed another feeding station today in a new area where he has shown to be multiple times as of last nights sightings. It’s just a matter of time!!! Our case map is painting a very vivid picture. He has his favorite areas that he continues to circle back around to and we believe we have figured out what route he is traveling between two of the areas which is like finding gold. We handed out flyers today, put in ground posters, and surveyed these areas in great detail. If he continues to not be chased, he should hit one of our many video monitored feeding stations soon.
Thank you for continuing to share his flyer and the link to this page! The more people who know what to do when they see him, the faster we will bring him to safety. We can’t wait to show you his detailed case map once he is captured. It’s amazing what level of tracking goes on behind the scenes into dogs this elusive and on the run! 🐾
Three sightings of a dog similar to Kobi came in yesterday and this morning in the Prairie Estates area just north of Main Street in Frisco. We confirmed that it’s not Kobi.
UPDATE 18:00~ He is now back home. https://www.facebook.com/groups/727723693904669/permalink/7195641647112809/?mibextid=cr9u03
We had 2 confirmed sightings of Kobi today but in a new area that he had not been seen at before. If there is another sighting there overnight or tomorrow morning then we will deploy a feeding station in that location tomorrow morning. We are hoping he was just quickly passing through and that he will be circling back around to one of his previous locations where we have irresistible feeding stations waiting for him. ~ Thank you for your continued shares!
We have had a very busy boots on the ground day today. In summary, we tracked Kobi from the ground and the air and we were able to stealthly deploy a feeding station only a few feet from him without him ever seeing us… and he smelled it moments later and ate!!! We then waited for him to leave and we setup a camera and more fresh food in that same spot hoping he will return to eat again!
Look who came back to the feeding station a second time!!! 😃 We are deploying our corral trap tomorrow. More information to come.
Kobi visited the feeding station again two more times overnight!
We put out a light breakfast this morning in preparation for capture potentially being this evening. Scrambled eggs and a small amount of brisket.
We are demobilizing all other feeding station locations this morning.
We plan to deploy the corral during the day today and potentially stage for capture around 16:30 or so this afternoon. We will confirm a time as we get closer and the day evolves. We will be streaming live on all platforms during staging and capture.
We had eyes on Kobi most of the day. He sunbathed on the rocks at the pond most of the day about 180 yards from his feeding station. He is likely waiting for the sun to go down to venture over and eat. When he does, our team will be ready for him!
Our team and Good Samaritan Jenny deployed the corral and we are staged for capture around the corner!! We are streaming live on YouTube and Facebook. Join us!
Kobi was safely captured this evening. After a short decompression period inside the corral, we loaded Kobi into a transport kennel and North Texas Australian Shepherd Rescue picked up Kobi on site.
We will post the capture video very soon so be sure to check back.
We do not publish our case map until after capture but now that Kobi has been captured we wanted to share it with you! ~ Your reported sightings helped us track Kobi to the smallest of detail. We learned his patterns, his routes, and his favorite hang outs. When we would learn of his general area at any one given time, we would perform very detailed aerial searches and find his dens. This intel helped us intercept him with a hidden feeding station which will help him stop running! This puts him right where we want him and conditions him for capture. You are a very important part of our team! Thank you to everyone who reported sightings!