Addie coined a new word to express her thanks to everyone who helped to save her: graddietude! Addie's story starts way back on October 21st when she arrived at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. About two years old and a Pit Bull mix, Addie not only had a deformed rear paw, but she was also heartworm positive. The combination of her breed mix and her heartworm status did not add up well for Addie. Despite being a shelter favorite, and great with children and dogs, she had no rescue or adopter interest. Addie was scheduled to be euthanized on January 9th.