Proteo, The Mexican Dog Who Died Saving Lives In Turkey

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The death of the German shepherd was announced by the Secretary of State for Defense of Mexico.

The Mexican government mourned the death of Proteo early Saturday morning, one of ten dogs sent by the country to Turkey to assist with search and rescue efforts for earthquake victims. It is not yet known what caused the death of the animal, but it will have happened during work among the rubble.

Proteo crossed the Rainbow Bridge saving lives in Turkey

The death of the German shepherd was announced by the Secretary of State for Defense of Mexico. “Thank you Proteo for your heroic work, you fulfilled the canine mission of the Mexican army,” read one tweet.

The dog was one of the animals between 3 and 8 years old sent to Turkey: the other dogs that Mexico sent to Turkey for the rescue are called Tardio, Kiara, Teología, Timba, Barato, Territorio, Balanceo, Bureta and Biósfera .

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón recognized Proteo for “exalting the name of Mexico and our people”.

The words of his manager, Villeda, were shared on the Secretary of Defense’s TikTok: “I can only thank you for bringing me. Unfortunately, you won’t be coming back with me. We will meet again one day.”

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Images: Twitter / @SEDENAmx

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