Frida, hope in the midst of tragedy. The news of his death shocked the country.
This is how Mexico remembers the honey-colored labrador dog that in 2017 became popular for its rescue work after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit the center of the country.
This Thursday, days after his death on November 15, the Secretary of the Navy held a ceremony to say goodbye to the canine element with HonorsFrida.
The ceremony took place on the esplanade of the Semar facilities, located in Calzada de la Virgen, south of Mexico City.
Right there, is the statue of Frida designed by the sculptor Victor Hugo and carved in bronze, in which she can be seen carrying her goggles, vest and rescue boots.
To honor the memory and work of Frida, they placed white flowers around his statue.
Frida was born on April 12, 2009 in the Semar Canine Unit.
At the time of her death, she was already retired from the Mexican Navy, where she served after nine years of service as a rescuer.
Since she was a puppy, she began her training with the Army and managed to stand out for her skills.
The first rescue mission in which participated was in 2010, in Haiti, after the earthquake that left enormous damage on the island and a trail of missing people.
Throughout his career he was part of 53 rescue operations in Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala and Ecuador.
When dying, Semar dedicated the following words to him:
Dear Frida, although your departure hurts us, today the Naval Family promises to honor your memory, acting under the legacy that you taught us: “nobility, loyalty and love.” Thank you for serving Mexico, you will always live in our hearts.