Moment when firefighters break through the wall to rescue a dog trapped behind the wall for FIVE DAYS

Moment when firefighters break through the wall to rescue a dog trapped behind it for FIVE DAYS – before reuniting her with her owners

  • Gertie the dog went missing in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 13 after she ran away
  • Owners Connie Frick and Lynn Herman are putting up missing posters all over town
  • Images show firefighter Jenny Adkin hitting Gertie through concrete wall

Firefighters have been hailed as heroes after slashing through a concrete wall to rescue a dog trapped for five days.

Footage shared by the Ohio Cincinnati Fire Department shows terrier mix Gertie being brought to safety by firefighter Jenny Adkins after a neighbor heard the dog’s screams from behind a garage wall.

Gertie went missing on July 13, and owners Connie Frick and Lynn Herman hung missing posters all over town.

And five days later, neighbor Vanessa Roland heard a dog howling behind her garage wall and warned Mrs. Frick and Mrs. Herman about the noise last Sunday.

The dog had fallen into an opening behind the garage and was trapped between the garage and a wall.

Gertie the dog went missing on July 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pictured: Firefighter Jenny Adkins uses a sledgehammer to smash through the concrete wall

After about ten minutes, Mrs. Adkins was able to reach inside and get the dog to safety, who then ran straight to delighted owners Connie and Lynn.

After about ten minutes, Mrs. Adkins was able to reach inside and get the dog to safety, who then ran straight to delighted owners Connie and Lynn.

Gertie seems confused when she is first lifted out of the hole in the wall she was trapped in

With no way to lift Gertie out, the Cincinnati Fire Department cut a hole in the concrete block wall with saws and a sledgehammer.

Footage filmed by firefighter Daniel Meyer shows firefighter Mrs. Adkins using the sledgehammer to break through the concrete wall.

After about ten minutes, Mrs. Adkins was able to reach inside and get the dog to safety, who then ran straight to delighted owners Connie and Lynn.

“It was just so sweet, just wagging that little lump, and she was just like that, she was so excited,” Ms. Frick told WXIX-TV.

Gertie's owners Connie Frick and Lynn Herman have hung missing posters all over town trying to find their dog

Gertie’s owners Connie Frick and Lynn Herman have hung missing posters all over town trying to find their dog

“It was just so sweet, just wagging that little knobby tail, and she was just like that, she was so excited,” said Ms. Frick (pictured)

Social media users have hailed the firefighters as heroes after the rescue.

Elizabeth Gaul wrote: ‘Many thanks for helping Gertie out of a very tight position! Not all fire departments come to the rescue of a pet. You rock!’

And Ron Hickey said, “Excellent rescue by real heroes.”

Gertie managed to escape and ran into the nearby woods when Lynn came through their front door on July 13.

It is thought that the dog fell through the gap between the garage wall and another wall and was trapped there for five days.

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