Labrador Helping Mexico’s Earthquake Efforts Earns Presidential Than

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
As the world watches Mexico pick pieces of life back up after devastating earthquakes that recently struck, a Labrador Retriever is emerging as a hero in the rescue efforts.

A pair of devastating earthquakes has left Mexico crippled in places, and the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) has utilized the skill and talent of a search and rescue Labrador retriever named Frida.

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Frida has her own special protective goggles and boots, and she’s been going through the remains in the state of Oaxaca and Mexico City. The seven-year-old lab has found 52 bodies in her career and twelve are still alive.

Frida and 14 other search and rescue dogs are accompanying human rescue workers as they continue looking for victims of the earthquake that measured 7.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake has left at least 350 dead already.

Ella es Frida, pertenece a la Unidad Canina de la @SEMAR_mx y ha salvado más de 50 vidas en distintos desastres naturales.

— Presidencia México (@PresidenciaMX) September 21, 2017

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted his gratitude for the work Frida has done, and some are even calling for Frida to be placed on money, replacing Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Some have even begun to call for him to be a star of comics and other social media outlets.

Nuestros ladridos son una esperanza de vida y daremos el máximo esfuerzo, hasta nuestro último día en el servicio:

— SEMAR México (@SEMAR_mx) September 25, 2017

Frida continues to help her fellow rescue workers as they look for more victims, though the odds of finding victims still alive are dwindling every day.

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