Oregon Humane Society
David Schelske and Sandy
David Schelske, of West Linn, Ore., was sure that he would never see his yellow Lab again after his dog, Sandy, disappeared near the ledge of a more than 100-foot cliff during a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia River Gorge. But fellow hikers and rescuers from the Oregon Humane Society went into action, arriving on the scene at 7 p.m. and working through the night to find her.
According to The Oregonian
's Oregon Live
website, rescuers discovered that Sandy got scared during the hike and broke her leash, ran around a corner and disappeared, sliding down a steep slope to a cliff ledge about 70 feet from the ground. A humane society volunteer rappelled to the ledge, put a harness on Sandy and pulled her to safety. The dog suffered minor injuries.