A dog has been found days after it went missing following a traffic accident in Ogunquit, Maine.
“Whiskey” went missing Wednesday morning after a pickup track and tractor-trailer crashed near mile marker 14 on northbound Interstate 95. The pickup was carrying a steel crate with 10 dogs in the back at the time of the crash, and the collision resulted in the death of one dog and the loss of several others, including Whiskey.
Some of the dogs had wandered into Wells before they were found and later reunited with the driver of the van. Whiskey was the only dog left missing, prompting the Ogunquit Fire Department to ask anyone who spots him to call 911.
Around 8 p.m. Saturday, two motorists called the Augusta Regional Communications Center to report that they had seen a dog, possibly Whiskey, around mile marker 11 on I-95 northbound in York, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Maine State Police Trooper Matthew Williams began searching the area, using his cruiser lights and a flashlight to illuminate the timber line. He eventually spotted a few glowing eyes towards him from the woods, and he could see Whiskey’s head through the tall grass once he stopped his cruiser. The dog then began to howl at him as Williams approached.
The whiskey was weak and quivering but didn’t seem otherwise hurt. Williams took Whiskey back to his cruiser where he gave him food and water, and the dog was eventually turned over to Ogunquit Police and Animal Control where he will be cared for until he is find its owner.