« Dogs showcased their specialised rescue response skills on Tuesday as they completed their training courses at a school in Mexico City on Tuesday. To mark this momentous occasion, the mayor of Tlalpan borough organised a graduation ceremony for the second generation of search and rescue training, specifically designed for companion animals.
Addressing the attendees, Alfa Gonzalez, Mayor of Tlalpan, emphasised the importance of pets in lives and the need for them to be trained as search and rescue animals. She expressed gratitude towards the graduates and highlighted their role in assisting the population during emergencies in a seismic city like Mexico City.
« It is important that if we have our pet, it is not only that, they also now become search and rescue animals. They help us the population to be better, » said Mayor of Tlalpan.
The mayor mentioned that this was the second generation of graduates, with plans for a third edition to attract more participants. The goal is to train up to 50 or 100 rescue dogs in the following year.
« Very fun! Driving both at the same time is a lot of fun. If it’s complicated because it means that both of them pay attention to you and that they don’t get distracted. » said Noa Marcial, a dog owner and employee.
Mexico was one of the countries that sent its search and rescue dogs to Turkey after the deadly earthquake to help look for people buried under rubble.
Mexico, which was hit by dozens of earthquakes in the last two decades, was one of the countries that sent its search and rescue dogs to Turkey after the deadly earthquake.
Various dog breeds, including mixed-breed rescues from the streets, participated in the program. They were recognised for their valuable contributions to saving lives during natural disasters in Mexico and beyond. »