Ariel had something far worse than a ring around the collar. She had a scar from an old embedded collar. Described as a small breed mix, Ariel has the paws of a Boxer and some hints of Shepherd and Beagle. Two-year-old Ariel was picked up as a stray and taken to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 11th. Unfortunately, Ariel tested heartworm positive, which put her at an even higher risk of being euthanized.