OGUNQUIT, Maine — The last hunting dog who went missing after a car crash in Ogunquit on Wednesday was found over the weekend. The Ogunquit Police Department announced Wednesday on Facebook that hunting dogs were missing following a crash on Interstate 95.
"Whiskey was the last dog to be found. He was taken to the Ogunquit Police and Animal Control to be cared for until he was reunited with his owner. Two motorists called officials saying they had spotted the missing [dog] around mile marker 11 north on I-95 in the town of York," Maine Department of Public Safety Information Officer Shannon Moss said in an email Sunday.
Maine State Trooper Matthew Williams searched the wooded area using his cruiser lights and a flashlight and eventually saw Whiskey’s eyes shining through the woods. Moss said Whiskey was found weak and shaking but looked to be uninjured.
The beagle was given food and water at the scene and taken to the Ogunquit Police and Animal Control to be checked out.
According to officials, Whiskey had been missing since Wednesday morning after his owner, William Funkhouser, 38, of Baker, West Virginia, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, swerved, and hit a tractor-trailer while driving north around mile marker 14 on Interstate 95 in Ogunquit.
At the time of the crash, Funkhouser was traveling with ten hunting dogs in a steel cage in the back of his truck, nine went missing, and one was found dead at the crash scene.
Police later found eight of the nine missing dogs on the beach and dunes, but Whiskey was nowhere to be seen until he was spotted Saturday. Moss said Whiskey will be reunited with his owner.