Frida the Labrador Retriever and her handler Isreal Arauz were honored as heroes for their efforts in the search and rescue operation after a deadly earthquake hit Mexico City.
A Navy dog that helped rescue people in last year's deadly earthquake in Mexico City has been celebrated as a hero with a statue of herself and her handler. According to CBS Los Angeles, Frida the Labrador Retriever and her handler Isreal Arauz were honored as heroes.
The sweet 8-year-old working dog was dressed in her finest when the statue was revealed in an ecological park in Puebla City. Frida was wearing her protective goggles, vest, and booties as well. She pressed her nose against her bronze counterpart as if recognizing the appreciation bestowed on her.
The plaque in front of the statue of the heroic duo says: "Memorable symbols of the strength Mexicans can have when we decide to come together for great causes."
#Frida the rescue #dog and her coach Israel Arauz are honored with a statue in Mexico for their rescue efforts in the aftermath of the #MexicoCity #Earthquake Gracias, Frida! pic.twitter.com/ZG73TMWuAM— Catherine Schutte (@CathySchutte) July 20, 2018
Frida and her trainer-cum-handler Israel were on-site when rescue operations went underway following last year's deadly earthquake in Mexico City. Nearly 400 people lost their lives in the earthquake and its aftershocks. The natural disaster that occurred on September 19 last year.
Frida is a seasoned first-responder, being part of a military unit that’s been deployed to several disaster zones. https://t.co/rAd4bTQqTp— 640 Toronto (@am640) September 22, 2017
Frida, who is an 8-year-old Labrador retriever, was one of the first responders that worked to rescue people trapped in the rubble. The pup, who works for Mexico's navy, has been credited with saving at least 12 lives. But throughout her working life, Frida has helped rescue more than 50 people in various other natural disasters.
But this is not the first time this hero rescue dog is being celebrated. Shortly after the earthquake, a colorful mural of a smiling Frida appeared in Mexico City. The rescue dog was being hailed a hero much before the city's dedication to her life's work.
She knows she's a good girl— 👻lɐɯɹouɐɹɐԀ Potterhead 👻 recovering ☣️ (@ThePotterGeist) July 21, 2018
This proves that heroes cone in all sizes and shapes - it doesn't have to be human! Love it!— Rita Goncalves (@Kitty_Goncalves) July 20, 2018
People are calling her the goodest girl in the world, and they aren't wrong! We don't deserve dogs...Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.