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Twitter woofs goodbye to Mexican rescue dog Frida

Over the course of her career, she was credited for finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive

By The Telegraph in Mexico City
  • Published 25.06.19, 4:31 PM
  • Updated 25.06.19, 4:31 PM
  • a min read
In this September 28, 2017, file photo, Frida wears her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City. (AP)

A golden Labrador retriever has retired from rescue work nearly two years after gaining international fame for rescuing survivors trapped in the rubble following a deadly 2017 earthquake in Mexico City.

Mexican Navy presented Frida the rescue dog with a toy at a ceremony to wish her joy during her retirement. She is 10.

Frida became a symbol of hope as Mexicans eagerly awaited signs of life following the September 19, 2017, 7.1-magnitude earthquake that killed over 300.

People say that dogs are the most loyal creatures and that we don't deserve them. Whenever we feel down are gloomy, dogs are there to rescue us from our misery. 

Frida literally lived up to the word 'rescue'. Over the course of her career, she was credited for finding at least 41 bodies and a dozen people alive. 

She also worked two international missions after earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador in 2010 and 2016, respectively.

The word 'Frida', in Scandinavian countries, means 'beautiful and beloved'. This is what people on Twitter said about the 'beautiful and beloved' rescue dog's retirement:

This netizen iterated what the Mexican Naval Minister had to say about the doggo's retirement

A scribe on Twitter shared an adorable video, shot by her mom, of the ceremony

This is what the European Media Director of Human Rights Watch had to say about her retirement...

We're sure that you've heard the saying: Not all heroes wear capes! 

Well, this person had an interesting image to share with the world

Then there were some dog-owners who shared pictures of how their 'best friends' have drawn inspiration from Frida, and how they are dressing up like the retired lifesaver...