Frida The Mexico City Rescue Dog Given Mural Tribute

The very good girl helped recovery efforts during the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake in the Mexican capital.

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A fitting tribute. Via Celeste Byeers/Instagram
Anastasia Thrift

Frida stepped up when she was needed. In September, when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico near its capital, the 7-year-old Labrador Retriever helped the Mexican Navy’s canine unit search for survivors.

Now, she’s being honored with a mural in Mexico City, an Instagram post from painter Celeste Byers shows. She worked with graffiti artist Uneg, according to Condé Nast Traveler, to create the nearly two-story high work in the fashionable Condesa neighborhood, which was hard-hit by the quake.

Frida mural in Mexico city

“She is a symbol of strength and hope in these times,” the artist wrote on Instagram. Via celestialterrestrial/Instagram

In her vest, goggles and booties, Frida aided teams at the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school, among other places affected by the natural disaster. Although it’s unclear how many people she found trapped after the quake, during Frida’s career she has found 52 people; of those, 12 were found alive and rescued.

The pictures of Frida in her Navy-issued gear was popular online, where the good dog received a lot of love for her rescue efforts. Now, people can see her goggles and friendly face smiling out over the city she worked hard to help.

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