Mexico’s military welcomed a brand new search pet on Wednesday, gifted from Turkey following the demise of a Mexican rescue canine who had been serving to to seek out survivors of February’s large earthquake close to the Syrian border.
The three-month-old German Shepherd will be part of Mexico’s famed canine unit, specialised in serving to find survivors in a rustic liable to earthquakes and different pure disasters.
The black and beige canine with perky ears and outsize paws has been named “Arkadas” – that means “buddy” in Turkish – following a web based vote.
Arkadas shall be skilled by the identical coach who cared for Proteo, the rescue canine that died on mission in Turkey, the military stated.
Mexico deployed rescue canines to Turkey after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook an enormous space close to the southern border with Syria, inflicting at the very least 54,000 deaths throughout each nations.
Mexico paid homage to Proteo, additionally a German Shepherd, at a navy funeral earlier this 12 months.
Carrying a padded inexperienced harness that includes a tiny Mexican flag, Arkadas was welcomed to the drive in a proper ceremony at a navy base in Mexico Metropolis on Wednesday, joined by his new canine and human colleagues, standing to consideration.
The excitable pup barked as Mexico’s nationwide anthem blared out from audio system.
“Due to my pals from Mexico who welcomed me with nice affection, I promise to do my finest to be an awesome search and rescue canine,” the Mexican protection ministry tweeted on behalf of Arkadas.