Minette had been a stray dog for a long time in a very rural area. From time to time she would get food from people in the area trying to help her. At long last, some concerned folks decided to call animal control. Minette was picked up on April 5th and taken to the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. Approximately five years old and a Pit Bull Terrier mix, it was not surprising when she tested heartworm positive. Of course, that meant her life was in greater jeopardy at this high-kill rural shelter.