fellowship icon, lrescuer dog Frida moved Mexico and the world with her participation in the rescue efforts after the earthquake of September 19, 2017; that only in Mexico City claimed the lives of 228 people.
For this reason, on October 6, 2022, a life-size bronze sculpture of Frida was unveiled, 50 centimeters high and 70 kilograms in weight; at the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) in Coyoacán. In the figure Frida wears the special rescue uniform: goggles, harness and safety boots.
Likewise, the head of SEMAR, José Rafael Ojeda Durán, was the one who unveiled the statue with a commemorative plaque and pointed out that Frida represents hope for thousands of families in their most difficult times.
To the rescue dog Frida, in gratitude
Therefore, the following message is read on the commemorative plaque:
In tribute to the extraordinary work you had as a member of our noble institution. In gratitude for the affection and love that you continue to sow in our great Naval family, in millions of Mexican men and women and beyond our borders. Your life motivates us to continue giving everything to serve Mexico. Thank you dear Frida!”
Who is Frida?
She is a Labrador retriever born in 2009, who had a 9-year career as a rescuer; her saving 12 lives and recovering more than 40 bodies. Currently, at 13 years old, she is already in retirement; and according to elements of the Semar, she has health problems but they are caused by her age.
Rescues of the rescue dog Frida
- He was part of approximately 53 rescue operations in Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala and Ecuador.
- In 2010 he participated in the rescue work after the earthquake in Haiti.
- He was part of the rescuers in the 7.8 scale earthquake in Ecuador in 2016.
- After the explosion at the Pemex tower in 2013 in Mexico City, he supported the search for victims.
- After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in 2017, Frida entered several collapsed buildings in CDMX to locate people alive.
Thank you for so much Frida!