Uhdelle, a beautiful, big-hearted, play-loving German shepherd, was stolen from her home between 9 and 9:15 am on Nov 14. The person who took her tried to destroy Uhdelle’s advanced GPS collar by throwing it in the Saco river. This person then traveled to Gray, abandoning Uhdelle 30 miles from home on Egypt Road. Resident sightings and the local ACO tell us she ran from Monday morning until Tuesday evening, likely trying to find her way home, when she was hit and killed by a car. We are begging anyone who might have seen a black German shepherd traveling in a vehicle from Buxton (or Saco) to Gray or anyone who lives in the Egypt Road (or surrounding) area who saw Uhdelle to call the Buxton police (207-929-5151) or Doreen (207-602-8521). Please help us to serve justice to a person who would steal and desert a beloved dog so that we can serve justice for Uhdelle. #JusticeForUhdelle
Justice for Uhdelle Reward/Scholarship
As we continue to grieve for Uhdelle, we’ve decided to raise money and offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the person who stole and abandoned her, a crime that led to her death. If no one comes forward, the money will be used as a Justice for Uhdelle Scholarship Fund for assisting the education and improving the training opportunities for animal control officers (ACOs) and other animal first responders.
For more on this story, see the Portland Press Herald article, the coverage on WGME 13 (“Police continue to investigate German Shepherd found dead in Gray”) and WCSH 6 (“Police plead for tips in death of stolen dog in Saco”).