When a devastating earthquake struck Mexico early this week, Frida, a rescue dog with Mexico’s Navy, was called in.
The magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed more than 270 people in five states with hundreds trapped under collapsed buildings.
Wearing protective gear—a padded harness, a pair of goggles and booties to protect her paws—Frida and her handler climb around the rubble hunting for signs of life. During her career Frida has rescued 52 people trapped after natural disasters in Mexico.
She can mean the difference between search and rescue or search and recovery, between a call for an ambulance or a call for a body bag.