12 Earthquake Survivors Saved Because of Heroic Dog, Community Immortalizes Her Forever

Famous Pooch Finds 12 Earthquake Survivors, Community Immortalizes Her Forever

A heroic 10-year-old Labrador Retriever is being honored for a life of service to those in need. Frida is a famous rescue pooch who officially retired after nine years giving her all.

The pooch is best known for her search efforts when a September 2017 earthquake rocked Mexico City and other areas to their core. She also aided in search and recovery in Haiti in 2010, Ecuador in 2016, and in Juchitán, Oaxaca, in September 2017.

Source: Mexico News Daily

As if that were not enough, Frida searched for landslide victims in 2012 and those buried under rubble at an explosion in 2013.  She managed to find 12 people alive, all Haiti earthquake survivors and recovered 41 bodies.

Although she officially retires, her legacy will live on as a teacher for the next generation of search dogs.

Source: Mexico News Daily

“She will have the care and love of the handlers who work in the canine unit,” Israel Arauz Salinas, the dog’s trainer, said.

Frida is a social media star who was also honored with a statue in her likeness in the Mexican town of Puebla in 2018.

Source: Mexico News Daily

In front of the two statues, a plaque says: “Memorable symbols of the strength Mexicans can have when we decide to come together for great causes.”

We wish you a happy retirement, Frida, and thank you for your outstanding service.

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