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Frida the rescue dog saves earthquake victims in Mexico

Frida the rescue dog really is man's best friend. The 7-year-old Labrador is one of the Mexican Navy's best sniffer dogs. Wearing goggles and all-terrain booties, she helped locate and save 12 people buried alive beneath debris after a ­magnitude-8.1 earthquake devastated Oaxaca state earlier this month.

Now Frida is hard at work trying to find people trapped in the rubble following a magnitude-7.1 quake that collapsed dozens of buildings in Mexico City. "It's a source of pride to work with Frida," her handler, Israel Arauz, told Reuters. "She's a very, very special dog." Frida will retire from duty next year, and go to live with Arauz.