Turkey is in a state of emergency after the earthquake registered between its border and that of Syria; where so far more than four thousand deaths have been counted. Consequently, Our country sent several rescue teams, including canine pairs or rescue dogs, to participate in the relief efforts.
Who are these rescue dogs?
Upon arrival in Turkey, July, Rex, Balam, Orly, Timba and ecko They will be some of the dogs that will participate in the rescue tasks of people trapped in the rubble.
July and Rex They are Red Cross dogs and will accompany four rescuers from the group Urban Search and Rescue (USAR).
July She is an 8-year-old Labrador retriever and her trainer is Anneth Villafaña. Rex He is an adopted Belgian Shepherd with five years of training in rescue work and is trained by Ángel Daniel Hernández.
For his part, Orly and balamThey are Border Collie puppies, also specialists in search and rescue; and his coach is Edgar Martínez.
Other canine binomials were added, such as ecko and timbawho are part of the rescue teams of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) and the Ministry of the Navy (Semar).
A total of 150 elements, also personnel from the Army and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; They took off at 07:00 this Tuesday, February 7, in a Mexican Air Force plane to provide aid in the disaster area.
Besides, the Association of Rescue Brigade Topos Tlatelolco He put himself at the service of the Embassy of Mexico in Turkey in order to provide help if necessary.
Remembering Frida, star of the rescue dogs
Lastly, it was striking that at the airport, several Semar rescuers wore t-shirts with the face of Fridathe rescue dog who became popular after her participation in the 2017 earthquake that hit our country.
Yes ok Frida passed away last year his memory survives, since in life he participated in the location of 55 people and was a symbol of hope in the tragedy.