Whenever a pet pooch goes missing, it’s quite a stressful time for its humans. The dog parents will be wondering if their fur baby is unhurt, and whether or not they will see the pupper again. Usually, doggos that go missing are rescued by good Samaritans, and rescue groups. But what happened to this Cincinnati doggo made it almost impossible to find her.
The wandering pup in this story is Gertie. She belongs to Connie Frick who shared that her doggo went missing for five days after she ran into the woods. Just like any other concerned dog parent, Frick posted fliers around their neighborhood with Gertie’s photo, and she also posted about her missing pooch on Facebook.
After several days, Frick still didn’t receive any leads about Gertie’s whereabouts. It turned out that the reason for this is the fact that the pupper was trapped behind a concrete wall. A homeowner near Frick’s neighborhood reported that she could hear a dog crying in her garage, but she couldn’t find the poor thing. That’s when they realized that the doggo was behind the wall.
The Cincinnati Fire Department then came to the rescue with a saw and sledgehammer so that they could recover the poor pup. Firefighter Jenny Adkins was the one who created the opening on the garage wall so that they could recover Gertie. In the video below, you could see Adkins swinging a sledgehammer, and when she saw that the hole was large enough, she coaxed the pooch to come out.
When Gertie’s head popped out of the hole, you could see that the pupper was a little hesitant. The doggo was probably still shaken from the experience of being trapped behind a wall for five days. The rescue operation took ten minutes to complete and it caused $1,000 worth of damages. But saving this doggo’s life is definitely worth all the trouble.
Credits: CBS News