This is the extraordinary moment a dog struggles to save itself from death by drowning only for another hound to come to its rescue.
Tear-jerking CCTV footage captures the moment at the back of Kayla Becerra’s parents’ house sometime after her dad had gone inside to grab something.
After returning to the scene to discover both his dogs were wet through, he checked the security footage to see that man’s best friend is also a dog’s best friend.
Pooches Remus and Smokey are in the backyard when the latter become suddenly engulfed by a pool of chlorine. Remus, shocked, make every attempt he can to level with Smokey, who is trying with all his might to paw his way to safety.
It isn’t working. The plight becomes greater, the glimpse of a future beyond the confines of a five-foot deep pool fading with each whimper.
Remus, thinking on his four feet, then puts his money where his mouth is by jumping in the pool himself to bump up Smokey back onto level ground.
Remarkably, it works. The dog is saved. The rest is history. Wow, what a week for hero dogs, though. Know what I mean? The other day one hard-working dog who saved 12 people’s lives got her very own statue.
An earthquake in Mexico City in September 2017 resulted in hundreds of casualties, when it reached a magnitude of 7.1. Nearly 400 people died as a result, and following the disaster, a heroic Labrador retriever named Frida, helped rescue people who’d been affected by the disaster.
Frida belongs to the Mexican navy’s canine unit, and searched through the rubble after the disaster. She was credited with saving 12 lives, and a bronze statue has since been erected in her honour.
— Alicia Salgado (@allizesalgado) July 19, 2018
The dog came face to face with the statue, which stands in an ecological park in Puebla City. She pressed her nose up against it, seemingly investigating and gave her look-a-like a good ol’ sniff.
Frida attended the ceremony in a jacket, protective goggles and little boots – matching the uniform of the statue.
Just when things couldn’t get better for the heroic bitch, Frida has also been immortalised in a mural outside Mexico City.
The clever af eight-year-old dog has assisted in several rescue missions in her six-year career, her ability evident from a young age. The dog reportedly had all the key qualities of a good search dog, including an instinct for hunting and a strong sense of smell.
Frida could move on to mentoring younger dogs as she grows older, but for now, she’s still putting her nose to good use as she works for the Mexican navy.
#Frida the rescue #dog and her coach Israel Arauz are honored with a statue in Mexico for their rescue efforts in the aftermath of the #MexicoCity #Earthquake Gracias, Frida! pic.twitter.com/ZG73TMWuAM
— Catherine Schutte (@CathySchutte) July 20, 2018
When her career comes to an end, the Lab will be offered up for adoption to navy personnel – I can imagine a lot of people will be happy to take Frida on, but they might have some competition from one of her handlers, Emmanuel Hernandez.
Frida and her fellow dogs are all represented through the statue – and boy do they deserve it. Now throw ’em a couple of bones will ya?
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