Dog saved from falling into road from moving car by seat belt
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Gertie was last seen by her owners leaving the front door open to their property on Tuesday, July 13. But it wasn’t until Sunday, July 19, when fire fighters were called at 9.40am about a dog heard crying behind a garage wall.
According to a statement from the Cincinnati Fire Department, firefighters quickly realised the pooch had fallen down a small crevice and was trapped between two concrete walls.
In order to get Gertie free from the small gap in the wall, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a sledgehammer and a saw was used to knock a hole through the wall to release her.
Firefighter Jenny Atkins pulled the dog to safety just 10 minutes later with no major injuries.
The department posted a video on Facebook showing the last few moments before Atkins broke through the wall and was able to reach Gertie.
They said: “There was no way to lift the dog out of the crevice and so it was determined they would have to breach the concrete block wall with saws and a sledgehammer.
“This run ended in a happy reunion and a job well done by Truck 20!”
The department said that it is believed Gertie was stuck inside the gap for the full five days.
Vanessa Rolland, who alerted the emergency services, said that she was aware of a dog missing in the area after seeing posters of Gertie.
She said: “We were just excited. We were like, I can’t believe, cause we knew it had been a while, so we thought like this is exciting, and hopefully, she’s okay.”
Owners, Connie Frick and Lynn Herman, said that their pet has been resting but otherwise fine after the ordeal.
Connie said: “It was just so sweet, just wagging that little nub tail, and she was just so, she was so excited.”
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