Video shows firefighter sledgehammer through wall to free dog who was likely trapped for 5 days

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Firefighter uses sledgehammer to free dog stuck in wall
Video shows a Cincinnati firefighter use a sledgehammer to save a dog who had been missing for five days and likely stuck in the wall the whole time.

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A Cincinnati firefighter used a little muscle to save a dog who had been missing for five days.

The fire department says they responded for a call, "dog stuck inside a wall."

Upon arrival they quickly realized there was a dog that had fallen down a crevice and was trapped between two concrete walls.

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After opening up the wall with a sledgehammer, Jenny Atkins lured Gertie out with a little persuasion, and pulled her out the rest of the way.

Gertie, the dog, is believed to have been stuck there the entire five days she was missing.

It wasn't until the fifth day that her owners realized she had fallen into a concrete crevice.

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