Local rescuers had been trying to save the sisters for over a week with no success. Conditions on the mountain were unfavorable, with steep drops all around and temperatures below freezing. The dogs needed to get out of there fast.
Rather than wait for all three dogs to approach them, the rescuers knew they needed to get whichever ones they could to safety as quickly as possible. When they were finally able to get a leash around Ginger, they were worried that her panic would frighten the other dogs away ...
While Ginger was en route to the hospital to get cleaned up, Sage, the second sister, was rescued. It took two more full days of attempts, but finally, the third sister, Emma, was rescued too. All three were finally safe from the cold, lonely mountain.
Emma and Sage were fostered together, and were adopted shortly after. Ginger, the littlest of the three, is still waiting for her forever home. She survived the mountain and all of its difficulties, and now she just wants a safe, warm place to finally call home.