As the recovery operation following Mexico’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake continues, sniffer dogs have been brought in to help search for survivors in the rubble.

It’s estimated at least 245 people have died so far and more than 2,000 are injured, with many people trapped in collapsed buildings.

Among them is Frida, a golden Labrador Retriever who has rescue 52 lives so far in her career. When an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, last month, Frida rescued 12 people in a life-threatening situation.

Frida during a search. Credit: Twitter/@gobmx

Dressed in her protective doggie boots and dog-sized googles, she’s assisting the Mexican Navy as part of their SEMAR canine unit in finding people trapped by the latest deadly quake.

Her work and the work of other search dogs and their handlers has been praised by the people of Mexico, including the President of Mexico who issued a thank you on twitter. The message translates, “This is Frida. She belongs to SEMAR and has helped save 52 lives in various natural disasters at national and international levels.”

Credit: Twitter


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