Mexico Earthquake: Frida the Hero Military Dog Honored With Statue for Rescues

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A very, very good dog named Frida was recently honored for her heroism following Mexico's tragic earthquake last year.

Frida, a golden Lab in the Mexican Marines, was hailed in the wake of the September temblor after she reportedly helped save dozens of people trapped in rubble.

The heroic canine was introduced to the bronze sculpture during a ceremony at Parque Ecológico in Puebla City on Thursday, CBS Los Angeles reports. 

The pooch will live on for generations alongside a bronze rendering of her handler, Israel Arauz.

A plaque honoring the duo reads: “Memorable symbols of the strength Mexicans can have when we decide to come together for great causes."

Memories of the tragedy are still painfully close. According to reports, some 300 people were killed in the initial quake, and some 100 more when aftershocks rocked the region.

While rescue efforts were still ongoing, Mexico’s Naval Secretariat was already tweeting out thanks to Frida.

Frida's fame predated the quake, though. The president of Mexico himself tweeted about her heroism just days before it struck.

"This is Frida," Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted. "She... has helped save 52 lives in various natural disasters at national and international levels."

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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