Dog gets stuck between storage containers at Oceanside playground

Twelve-year-old Spike, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, became trapped between two metal storage containers at South Oceanside Elementary School Sunday, March 8, 2015. (Courtesy of the Oceanside Fire Department )

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to save a 12-year-old dog trapped between two metal storage containers at an Oceanside elementary school playground Sunday.

Spike was playing with children at South Oceanside Elementary School, located at 1806 South Horne Street, at about noon when he got stuck.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback tried to walk between the containers toward his owners, but was unable to do so as the space became narrower.

Responding firefighters used their equipment to pry the containers an additional six inches apart. His owners then coaxed the dog to come out.

"He was uninjured. He came out. He was wagging his tail, thumping on the sides of the containers as he came," said Oceanside fire Battalion Chief Pete Lawrence.

Firefighters say Spike had a pretty good attitude through the entire ordeal.

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