Frida the Beloved Rescue Dog Retires After 10 Years of Service

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Frida the rescue dog, an important member of Mexico’s Navy, is hanging up her signature boots and goggles. 

The yellow Labrador retriever is retiring after more than 10 years of service.

Frida captured countless hearts and became a source of pride, hope and inspiration after Mexico’s devastating earthquake in September 2017, which left more than 300 people dead and more than 6,000 injured.

People fell so deeply in love with Frida that murals of her have popped up all over Mexico. 

She traveled around the globe to help in other rescue and recovery efforts as well. She answered the call in Haiti in the aftermath of 2010's quake that leveled much of the country and took hundreds of thousands of lives. 

Frida went to Ecuador after 2016's horrifying earthquake, when more than 600 people lost their lives and at least 6,000 people were seriously injured.

She also helped out after a 2015 landslide in Guatemala and a gas explosion in Mexico City in 2013.

Throughout her time as a service dog, she saved 12 lives and recovered 41 bodies, according to the AP

Mexico’s Navy awarded her with a toy and standing ovation for all of her sacrifices.


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