Frida, The Military Dog, Is Honored With a Statue Due To Her Heroism During The Mexican Earthquake
A rescue dog that reached "hero status" for its work following the deadly earthquake in Mexico City last year got a peak at the new statue erected in its honor.
Frida and her trainer, Israel Arauz, were on the front lines of the rescue efforts in the wake the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked the capital city and surrounding areas on September 19.
The dog is was credited with saving at least a dozen lives as she searched through the rubble in the days following the tremor.
The 7-year-old veteran rescue dog, had already been deployed to natural disaster areas at home and abroad, helping save a total of 52 lives, the Mexican office of the presidency tweeted before the earthquake.
A plaque honoring the duo reads: Memorable symbols of the strength Mexicans can have when we decide to come together for great causes."
Frida the Labrador retriever pressed up her nose against her bronze likeness at a ceremony at Parque Ecológico in Puebla City few days ago.
Alongside her is a sculpture of her trainer, Israel Arauz.
Frida has inspired the nation with her selflessness and love, and her extremely powerful nose.
Frida's Heroism during the Mexican earthquake
Frida would go on to save many more. At 8-years-old, she's still able to keep doing her amazing work.
As she gets older, she'll retire from active duty and start helping to train the next generation of four-legged hero.
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