On Aug. 1, the Sonoma County Fire Department celebrated the retirement of its beloved ‘furry friend’ and longtime search dog, Rocket, an 11-year-old Border Collie mix.
Partnered with Windsor Fire Department Capt. Mike Stornetta, Rocket had been on the job for nine years.
During that time, the pair had been deployed to several disasters across the nation, including 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, which inundated Houston with floodwaters, as well as the 2018 mudslide that devastated parts of Montecito, and 2021’s Hurricane Ida, which wrecked parts of Louisiana and surrounding portions of the Gulf Coast.
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