Dayko, a four-year-old white Labrador rescued seven people from the dire aftermath of the Ecuador earthquake. He’s been declared a hero as he spent days helping the Ibara fire service find survivors trapped under rubble after the devastating 7.8 earthquake.
Unfortunately he died today of over exhaustion as his official cause of death was “massive coronary myocardial infarction and acute respiratory failure”, which in short means that he had a heart attack.
The fire service Facebook post reads:
“We regret to inform you that today the Ibarra fire service is in mourning because we’ve just lost our dog Dayko who took part in the rescue in Pedermales.”
“Thank you Dayko for your heroic work in Pedernales and in the various emergencies you were present, you held high the name of the K9 Unit.”
Seems like the combination of heat and dehydration proved to be too much for this heroic dog as he patrolled the rubble in search of any signs of survivors. His job was to detect them so that the rescue crew can work on digging them out to safety and was credited in saving at least seven people.
Thank you Dayko for your heroic efforts. May you rest in peace. You will be missed.