Frida The Navy Rescue Dog Has Saved 12 Lives And Counting In Mexico City Earthquake Rubble
Frida is more than a rescue dog.
She’s become a national hero in Mexico.
And with good reason.
She’s helped find and rescue 12 people caught in the rubble of the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City Tuesday.
The Daily Mail reports Frida’s actual total has yet to be tallied because she is still busy saving lives.
She’s become known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots.
Here’s a look at Frida in action.
Frida has spent most of her efforts at a school in southern Mexico City where 19 school children and six adults died, but 11 more children were rescued.
The 7-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever has become a social media star. One man even had a tattoo made featuring Frida.
This wonder dog has worked other disasters such as an earthquake in Ecuador last year, another one in southern Mexico two weeks ago, a landslide in Guatemala in 2015 and a Mexico City gas explosion in 2013.
‘It’s a source of pride to work with Frida. She’s a very, very special dog,’ said Israel Arauz, her handler for the past two years.
Frida only has about a year left as a life-scent dog before her olfactory senses are expected to decline, after which she will retire to live with Arauz
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