AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Woodhaven family is looking for their 1-year-old Golden Retriever named "Red," after a rollover crash in Auburn Hills on Christmas morning.
And as of Dec. 31, officials say the dog remains missing.
The Stevensons were en route to visit family in Mayville when they took the Lapeer exit on I-75 and hit a slick spot. No other cars were involved in the crash.
"We rolled probably six times and then we hit the guardrail and bounced back somehow," said Wade Stevenson.
Thankfully Wade, his wife, and their 4-year-old daughter only suffered scrapes and bruises, but Red was ejected.
“Red” is almost 2. He’s a darker color golden retriever. He doesn’t bite and is very friendly, and has had all of his shots. He is very skittish and may run away if you approach him. He has a big red name tag on his collar with his owner’s phone number @wxyzdetroit @AHPOLICE pic.twitter.com/A83R0Q2Yeq— Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ) December 25, 2019
"He jumped over the metal guarding and went into the wooded area in between the on ramp and M-24 itself," Wade said.
The family posted to social media following the crash, and have had random strangers reach out to help them search for Red, who last seen in a business park in the area of Harmon Road and Atlantic Boulevard.
Auburn Hills Police are also assisting in search efforts.
On Thursday, Red's owners advised those helping with the search to not call his name out, but rather report the sighting to Auburn Hills police or Oakland County Animal Control.
An animal advocate and expert is setting up live traps to help lure Red home. He’s using food and a scent from Red’s owners. DO NOT APPROACH traps, as it may scare Red away. Traps will not harm the dog @wxyzdetroit @AHPOLICE pic.twitter.com/mW8W4IhV57— Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ) December 26, 2019
Red does not bite, and is friendly, but at times can be a little skittish. He has a large red name tag on his collar, with his name on it.
Anyone who has seen Red should contact Wade Stevenson at 810-834-8938 or the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-370-9444.