Hero Dog of the Mexican Earthquake Gets Her Own Adorable Statue—Photos
Who's a good girl?! You are!
If you've read about the dog that saved her owner from a rattlesnake and was later celebrated at a baseball game, you know that dogs are bonafide heroes and natural guardians. Now, another dog has entered the annals of animals who have been commemorated for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Back in September 2017, Mexico City was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, causing the collapse of over 40 buildings, as well as the death of 370 people. Thousands more were injured by the devastating natural disaster.
Frida the Navy rescue dog, a 7-year-old Labrador Retriever, was on the scene. Throughout her career, she has managed to locate over 50 people underneath rubble, 12 of whom were still alive. According to the Navy, this is more than any other Mexican rescue dog, which has made her famous both in her native country and online.
— Lubuor (@lubuor) July 18, 2018
To pay tribute to her heroism, a statue of her and her handler, Israel Arauz, has been unveiled at an ecological park in Mexico.
Wearing her trademark goggles and uniform, the very good girl looked extremely proud at the ceremony.
— Alicia Salgado (@allizesalgado) July 19, 2018
To find out why dogs are so incredibly loyal and dedicated to us, check out The Age When Puppies Are At Their Absolute Cutest.
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