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Marion County Sheriff's Office turns to community to help hire a new K-9

Marion County Sheriff's Office turns to community to help hire a new K-9

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is now looking for a new four-legged team member.

It wants to add a K-9 unit but needs the public's help to make that happen.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking at around $20,000 to bring on a hairy hire.

That's the cost for the new K-9 that includes training and equipment.

Some of the money can come from the yearly budget, but the office is turning to the community for help.

The Sheriff's Office is looking for a multi-purpose dog.

It would help search for narcotics and other drugs, as well as track missing people and fugitives.

Sheriff Jimmy Shinn says a new K-9 would also keep law enforcement and the community safer.

"I think it's beneficial not only to us as a Sheriff's Office but also to give back to the community with the different programs and so forth that we are going to link with it," said Sheriff Shinn.

The last K-9 the Marion County Sheriff's Office had was four years ago.

The Sheriffs Office hopes to purchase a new dog by the end of December.

With it's training starting on January 3rd.

To donate, make a check payable to "MCSO K-9 Project" and mail it to 1703 Marion City Rd., Palmyra, MO, 63461.

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