Ohio firefighters use saws and a sledgehammer to rescue dog stuck between two concrete walls for five days
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Thanks to the Cincinnati Fire Department, a dog believed to have been stuck inside a wall for five days was rescued Sunday.

Firefighters received a frantic call around 10 a.m. from homeowners on Thompson Heights off Glen Parker Avenue that their dog is stuck inside a wall.

Gertie the dog had escaped from its home on Tuesday, and its owners had put up missing posters all over the neighborhood.

When the fire department workers got to the scene, they realized that the dog had fallen down a crevice and was wedged between two concrete walls.

Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place.

After assessing the situation, the rescuers realized that they couldn’t lift the pup out of the aperture, so they had to break through the wall with a sledgehammer and saws.

After a labor-intensive 10 minutes of chipping away very carefully at the wall, Firefighter Jenny Adkins reached in and pulled ‘Gertie the Dog’ out safely.

The dog’s owner told news reporters that, “Gertie was so excited, and was nagging her little nub tail. It was so sweet.”



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