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VIDEO: Dog cut loose after getting stuck in crate in Broward County

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 11:26:05-04

WESTON, Fla. — A Broward County firefighter/paramedic used his patience and strength to rescue a dog that got trapped in a potentially dangerous spot last week.

Patrick Manfredi, who works for Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue, said firefighters were called to a home in Weston on Aug. 9 after getting reports of a dog stuck in a crate.

When they arrived, they found Dahlia, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, with her jaw tangled in her wire crate. Manfredi said it appeared Dahlia tried to chew through the wires and got stuck.

Taking his time, Manfredi used a pair of pliers to methodically cut an opening in the crate so Dahlia could slip out uninjured.

Amazingly, Manfredi said the pet was not hurt and didn't need any medical treatment.

Manfredi posted the video of the rescue on Facebook where it's been shared more than 4,000 times.