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Famous search-and-rescue dog who saved 12 people's lives is declining in health

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It’s an unfortunate fact of life that dogs don’t live as long as we do. Yet, it’s always devastating when they start to get older and slow down.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the , Updated on the

Frida the Labrador gained international fame in 2017 after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit Mexico City and surrounding areas. 

A symbol of hope

She was part of the Mexican Navy’s Canine Unit and helped to search for survivors and bodies. Over the course of her 9-year career, she took part in 53 rescue operations, finding 12 people alive, and locating over 40 bodies.

Today, at 13 years of age, Frida is retired and living the good life. She spends most of her time relaxing in her owner’s backyard. But sadly, not everything is rainbows and butterflies for her.

Getting older

The Mexican Navy has recently shared information about her state of health. While they didn’t go into much detail, they did address the fact that she is now a senior pup, and needs more medical attention than she used to. In fact, she undergoes daily heart and lung checks to ensure everything is in order.

We do hope Frida has many more wonderful years ahead of her - she is a symbol of hope that the world is not ready to lose!

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