Frida the rescue dog has officially been released from duty.
The Labrador Retriever that gained worldwide popularity after rescuing 12 people from a deadly earthquake in Mexico in 2017, retired during a ceremony for “International Rescuer Day,” according to a press release.
While Frida the rescue dog might be most remembered for her work in helping to find 41 bodies and pull 12 people from the rubble of a deadly earthquake, Frida has spent all of her life serving in the Navy of Mexico.
Throughout her career she visited other nearby countries to help with search and rescue missions.
When an earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, Frida and her unit were deployed to help. She also assisted when an explosion caused by a gas leak occurred at Pemex Tower in 2013 and in 2016 when an earthquake struck Guaranda, Ecuador.
This rescue dog is working hard to find survivors of Mexico's deadly earthquake pic.twitter.com/IVhyYQm7g3
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 22, 2017
Over the years Frida has been recognized by many for her hard work and heroic acts. In 2018 she received a statue in her honor and perhaps just as exciting, she became a viral star following her 2017 rescue efforts.
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Frida the rescue dog, an animal that has become synonymous with “struggle, effort, unity but above all hope,” is finally able to hang up her protective goggles and take it easy for the rest of her life.
Thank you for your service, Frida!
Hoy reconocemos la loable labor de Frida, rescatista de esta institución que hoy es sinónimo de lucha, esfuerzo, unión pero sobre todo de esperanza. ¡#GraciasFrida por todos los años de servicio en los que ayudaste a salvaguardar la vida de muchas personas! #ParaServirAMéxico pic.twitter.com/qfkqNFYC64
— SEMAR México (@SEMAR_mx) June 24, 2019
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What an accomplishment!