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VIDEO: Firefighters, Animal Control Rescue Overly Ambitious Dog

Aug 07, 2018 06:25AM ● By Bill Gilman

Lucy is rescued by Tewksbury Firefighters and Animal Control

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 Groundhogs may not be the fastest critters on the planet. But when they have to, they can get in and out of some pretty tight spaces.
Dogs? Not so much.
This life-lesson was learned the hard way last week by one Tewksbury pooch, named Lucy, who was hot on the heels of a groundhog that had the temerity to invade her family's property on Grasshopper Lane, when she got herself stuck under a shed and needed rescuing.
Fortunately, Billerica/Tewksbury Animal Control Officer Ashley Chmiel and a crew from the Tewksbury Fire Department were on the scene in short order.
According to TFD Chief Mike Hazel, it took rescuers about 10 minutes to dig the Terrier mix out from under the shed. She immediately started running around, none the worse for wear.
No word on the condition or whereabouts of the groundhog. 
Firefighters who participated in the rescue, included Capt. Jim Giasullo, Lt. Bob Calistro, and Firefighters Christina Merrill and Dan Small.
A video, posted by the Tewksbury Fire Department, of the moment Lucy was rescued, can be seen below.
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Lucy is rescued by the Tewksbury Fire Department and Animal Control.

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