Smith tried desperately to locate where the sound was coming from, but was unable to track down the dog. As night began to fall, darkness forced her to put the search on hold, though she refused to give up completely. The next day, she returned to Mt. Bross, this time accompanied by her friend, Sean Nichols.
This time, the effort paid off.
"For three hours, I climbed up every chute, trying to keep myself from creating massive rock slides, calling for the dog," Nichols told The Dodo, "and right as we were about to head back the dog finally gave a faint bark, giving away her location."
On top of a cragged rock was a starving dog, clearly on her last days of survival. Nichols managed to scoop the pup into his arms, and he and Smith carried her down the mountain to safety.