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    Jersey City firefighters rescued a frightened dog from a second-story ledge on Martin Luther King Drive Thursday afternoon. (Published Friday, Aug 1, 2014)

    Jersey City firefighters rescued a frightened dog from a second-story ledge on Martin Luther King Drive Thursday afternoon.

    Neighbors noticed the dog on the ledge after it climbed out of a window of a second-story apartment, according to animal control officials. The owner wasn't home at the time. 

    Video captured by resident Raul Mercado shows one firefighter climbing a ladder and trying to coax the scared dog into his arms. When the animal wouldn't budge, a second firefighter climbed up to help bring it down.

    The dog got down safely and wagged its tail as its paws hit the ground. The crowd on the sidewalk clapped and cheered. 

    The dog was taken into the care of Jersey City's animal control department. It's not clear whether the owner will face charges.