A missing dog was found on Sunday after firefighters managed to save it from being stuck in a tight gap between two concrete walls.
Gertie the dog went missing on Tuesday after running into the woods and not returning, owner Connie Frick told WXIX.
A whole five days later a nearby neighbour alerted authorities after hearing dog cries from their garage.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered that poor Gertie had fallen down a gap that resulted in her being sandwiched between two concrete walls, WKRC reports.
"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," the Cincinnati Fire Department said in a statement.
It is believed that Gertie was trapped in the walls for the entire five days she was missing.
The rescue mission took the firefighters ten minutes and resulted in over $1,000 worth of damages to the homeowner's garage.
Due to there being no way to lift the dog out of the crevice, the emergency services had to carefully demolish the wall using a sledgehammer and saws.
Firefighter Jenny Adkins was able to rescue Gertie in good health and return her to her relieved owners.
Connie Frick told WXIX that Gertie didn't have any visible injuries but seemed very tired.
She added: "It was just so sweet, just wagging that little nub tail, and she was just so, she was so excited."
The fire service posted a video of the rescue on Facebook.
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"There have been missing posters up in Northside for five days in hopes of someone finding Gertie," the caption read.
"Today a homeowner heard a dog crying behind the garage wall and called us to check it out.
"This run ended in a happy reunion and a job well done by Truck 20!"
Gertie's rescue has been viewed over 100,000 times and the firefighter has been flooded with thanks and support.
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One Facebook user said: "Big thanks for helping Gertie out of a very tight spot! Not all fire companies will come to a pet's rescue. You rock!"
Another said: "I am so thankful that this baby was found and she looks to be in decent shape. Thank you Lord for leading the neighbor to Gertie's cries. Thank you Firefighter Jenny Adkins for a job well done."
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