Hero dog growls into retirement

 

FRIDA: Saved 12 lives during her decade-long career. — AFP
FRIDA: Saved 12 lives during her decade-long career. - AFP

Mexico City - "Our dear labrador Frida is starting a new era," Deputy Naval Minister Eduardo Redondo said.

By AFP

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Published: Tue 25 Jun 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 26 Jun 2019, 1:18 AM

Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retired from duty on Monday.
Frida, who adorably sniffed through the rubble in her protective goggles and booties in the hours after the tragedy, was sent into doggy retirement at 10 years old in a ceremony at the canine unit of the Mexican marines.
"Our dear labrador Frida is starting a new era," Deputy Naval Minister Eduardo Redondo said.
"Frida stole the heart of all Mexico and thousands more abroad... Her bark always gave hope, and in moments of pain and uncertainty she brought relief."
Frida saved 12 people's lives across her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog, the navy said.



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