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25/06/2019 3:15 PM IST | Updated 25/06/2019 3:20 PM IST

Mexico's Famed Rescue Dog Frida Retires From Service

Mexico’s navy presented Frida with a toy at a Monday ceremony to wish her joy during her retirement.

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Frida, one of three Marine dogs specially trained to search for people trapped inside collapsed buildings, wears her protective gear during a press event in Mexico City on 28 September 2017.

MEXICO CITY — A yellow Labrador retriever has retired from rescue work nearly two years after gaining international fame for searching for survivors in the rubble of a deadly 2017 earthquake in Mexico City.

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Mexico’s navy presented Frida the dog with a toy at a Monday 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 Sept. 19, 2017 quake that killed more than 300.

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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.

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Watch: Frida at work during the 2017 Mexico quake