Frida the Mexican Marine Dog prepares to assist in earthquake rescues

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Meet Frida, a search-and-rescue dog in the employ of the Mexican Marines. She prepares for duty by donning protective booties and “doggles.”

According to the Marines, Frida has saved over 50 lives in various natural disasters and has been deployed again to help with the September 19 earthquake.

A photo of Frida on the popular Twitter account WeRateDogs, @dog_rates, went viral on September 20  and now has more than 19,000 retweets and more than 70,000 likes.

How to help

Non-profit organizations within Mexico need water, batteries, medicine, food, and other supplies.

La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Oxfam Mexico
Project Paz
Save the Children Mexico

Those in Mexico can go to to find where to take local donations.