OWEGO (WBNG) -- The Village of Owego Police Department added a new K9 to its ranks.
The department believes K9 "Mag" is a 3-year-old pitbull/Belgian malinois mix. She is trained in narcotics detection and tracking.
In a news release, police say Mag had several homes before she came to the the Southern Tier Police Canine Association in Binghamton, via its "Homeless to Hero" program. They say she completed her K9 training with ease and excelled in narcotics detection.
The association then donated Mag to the Owego Police Department. After completing handler school, Mag and her handler, Officer Andrew Pike, will begin serving the village.