SEARSMONT (Jan. 28, 10 p.m.) — Sarah Adolphsen of Searsmont confirmed Saturday night that their family dog, a 6-month-old German shepherd named Haven, was found deceased late in the afternoon, apparently hit by a vehicle.
“Haven was found very close to my house, just off the side of the road,” said Adolphsen. “She was maybe 10-feet away from where someone had hung a poster on a utility pole. I don’t know how they could have missed [seeing] her.”
Adolphsen said that Haven was located where she and many others had searched many times since she went missing around 5 p.m. on Jan. 25. Adolphsen said she doesn’t think Haven had been in that spot the whole time she was gone, that maybe she was headed back home, or was still just wandering around trying to find home.
Adolphsen said she received a call about Haven around 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, while she was out passing flyers around the area towns.
“I drove to her as fast as I could. She was hit by a vehicle, she was laying on her side with her back leg badly broken...there wasn’t any blood,” said Adolphsen. “She was right beside a trail where they have been cutting wood for Robbins Lumber, I can’t believe someone hit my baby and said nothing.”
Adolphsen said she wanted to thank everyone who helped distribute flyers, spread the word via social media and who went out and helped look for Haven.
“I’ve never had my heart hurt so badly. I don’t want to accept this fate.My heart is broken. My children are going to be devastated,” said Adolphsen.
SEARSMONT (Jan. 27 2:57 p.m.) — A Searsmont couple and their four children have been searching for their 6-month-old German shepherd puppy, named Haven, since she went missing around 5 p.m. on Jan. 25.
According to Sarah Adolphsen, Haven went missing after going to the end of the driveway with her and her boys to welcome sister Bella home off the school bus. Haven was last seen playing outside at about 5 p.m., she said, around the area of Ghent and Magog roads.
“We believe she may have been picked up on Ghent Road,” said Adolphsen. “We were able to follow her paw prints down the road, but they just stopped. We searched the roads to see if she may have been hit by a car, but it does not appear to be the case. So we believe she was picked up.”
The Adolphsen’s, including Sarah, Zac and their children, Adisen, 6, Izabella, 4, Oliver, 3, and 1-year-old Jackson have been looking for her ever since.
Adolphsen said they picked Haven out of the litter when she was only 2 days old, and visited her twice a week until they were able to bring her home.
“She is, has been, part of the family. She loves playing with the kids, and spends much of her time playing tug of war with the boys during the day, and she loves playing in the fresh snow and having snow ball fights with the family,” she said. “Zac is an Iraqi war veteran and spends much of his free time with Haven.”
While he is at work, Adolphsen said she spends the time when the kids are napping playing with her and training.
"She is wonderful with the kids, and quickly became part of the family," she said. “In six short months, she has become one of the best dogs I've ever owned. If you have any information please reach out. We would love to get her back home with us where she belongs."
If you know where Haven might be, or have information of what happened to her, call Sarah Adolphsen at 207-930-0228.