HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Firefighters in Hialeah rescued a dog that had gone missing for a few days.
Crews on Tuesday discovered Yanko the dog trapped between two walls of a warehouses near West Fifth Avenue and 18th Street.
A neighbor heard the dog cry for help, which let workers at the warehouse know he was trapped.
Jorge Feliz, a mechanic who works at the warehouse, said Yanko lives at the warehouse and was probably chasing another animal when he got trapped.
“In the race with the raccoon or the cat, he didn’t realize that the space was closed a little more, and he got stuck and tried to get out, but he got more stuck because he wanted to go further,” he said.
Nobody at the warehouse was sure how long Yanko had been stuck there. They called firefighters, who had to get creative.
Crews tried reaching the dog from above on the roof and from behind. But their only option was to find a safe place to cut through the wall to reach him.
After two and a half hours, Yanko was finally free.
“He came out very dehydrated,” Feliz said. “We don’t really know how long he was stuck there because his barking was very weak.”
The Hialeah Fire Department is now happy that they got there in time.
Workers at the warehouse were also very thankful to the neighbor who heard the dog’s cries for help.
“I think if the guy next door never heard him, we would have lost that dog,” Feliz said. “Thank God we didn’t lose him, and we still have him here with us.”
Feliz also said that Yanko also suffered a few scratches, but he’s on the mend.
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