Written by Beth Jones
YORK — A dog named Whiskey that went missing after a crash on I-95 last week was located this weekend.
Around 8:00 pm Saturday, the Augusta Regional Communications Center received two calls from motorists advising they had seen what appeared to be a dog in the area of I-95 in York…
According to Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss, Maine State Police Trooper Matthew Williams began searching the area when he noticed the reflection of two eyes shining back at him from the woods. He stopped his cruiser and was able to see Whiskey’s head through the tall grass.
Williams says Whiskey then went back into the woods, and could barely stand up when Williams ultimately found him.
He said, “I brought a piece of chicken down with me to win his trust and give him the energy necessary to get him back up the embankment. He then finished off my dinner, two chicken breasts, and a cheese stick, and drank nearly 2 liters of water. That was the last time he walked last night, I had to carry him after that. He’s a survivor. I’m so glad this part of the story had a happy ending.”
Moss says they still don’t know why the driver, Whiskey’s owner, was transporting them or where they were headed. She says there will be no charges filed against the driver of the truck, and the large stainless steel crate the dogs were being transported in is similar to would be seen on an animal control truck. She says the dogs were being transported properly. A passenger in the truck at the time of the crash is still hospitalized.