K9 Windy

K9 Windy

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 25, 2019

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K9 Windy died after contracting Valley Fever while handling a tracking call in a desert area of Riverside County in May 2019.

She ingested Valley Fever fungal spores during a track and became ill. Her condition worsened and she was medically retired from the department. She passed away two weeks later as a result of the illness on July 25th, 2019.

K9 Windy had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for five years and served as a tracking bloodhound. She had a total of 50 documented finds.


  • Breed Bloodhound
  • Gender Female
  • Age 5
  • Tour 5 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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