Heartland Firefighters of La Mesa said goodbye to canine member

LA MESA (KUSI)- A canine search dog and member of California Task Force 8 passed away. The 11-year-old dog, named Stella, lost her battle with cancer.

A ceremony was held to honor Stella for all the service she has done with Heartland Fire.

Santee Fire Department and San Diego Fire Department were there to support.

“Stella was a vital resource for the entire Nation, and a deeply loved member of this department,” said Heartland Firefighters of La Mesa.

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