After starring in the 2012 Pixar movie "Brave" as a princess, Merida became the 11th official Disney Princess in 2013. What that has to do with this Merida is anyone's guess! However, both Meridas do have the same hair color! Two to three years old and a Pit Bull mix, Merida was surrendered by her owners to animal control on April 26th. She was taken to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Not surprisingly, Merida tested positive for heartworms. At this shelter that meant that she was not available for adoption. A rescue commitment would be her only hope of getting out of the shelter alive.