December has been an unfortunate month for Bernal Heights and fires. One fire that we haven't discussed yet is one that happened on December 22nd. In this Bernal Fire, Rocket Dog Rescue founder Pali Boucher became homeless and lost three fostered rescue dogs all in the blink of an eye.

Since 2001, Boucher has been rescuing otherwise doomed doggies from Bay Area shelters, nursing them back to health, finding them temporary, and then ultimately permanent homes. So far, the organization has saved an impressive 1,900 dogs.

Rocket Dog Rescue is asking for some extra help through their "Fire Emergency Fund." Long-term foster homes are needed, as well as funds for a new space where Boucher can live and continue rehabilitating dogs.

Read more about the tragic fire here. To find out more about Rocket Dog Rescue, visit their website. To make a donation to the Fire Emergency Fund, click here.

Image credit: Rocket Dog Rescue