Meet Izzy, a Food-Sniffing Beagle Working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at JFK Airport

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Izzy is a super cute beagle who works at John F. Kennedy International Airport with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department, looking for illegally imported food that could contain diseases or other harmful items. MEet Izzy and her handler, Officer Meghan Caffery, in this short video from the Associated Press.

The 6-year-old beagle, who works for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, can't be faulted for taking a break. She spends most of her time trotting briskly around the baggage carousels with Caffery in tow, searching for illegal food stowed in luggage arriving from international flights. Thousands of bags stream through this terminal every hour, and Izzy is the first line of defense against food or plants that could wreak havoc on American agriculture.

John F. Kennedy International Airport
Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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