Two days following the 7.1 magnitude quake, members of Mexico's Federal Police discovered an injured stray puppy who seemed paralyzed with fear, huddled alone along a hard-hit street. Officer Gil was among the first to notice the pup, who appeared to have given up all hope.
"Some superficial wounds were visible on her body and she was scared, refusing to eat or drink water. At that moment she apparently could not move," Gil told The Dodo.
Though some might have passed the puppy by, Gil and his fellow officers refused to ignore her. So they gently lifted her from the spot where she'd become stranded, and after a brief medical assessment, rushed her via motorcycle to Mexico City's Central Veterinary Clinic.