To paraphrase the lyrics from "Maria" from West Side Story, "Maria! You've just met a girl named Maria, And suddenly that name will never be the same to you." Maria is a five-year-old Beagle mix who ended up as a stray on January 17th at the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. Perhaps she outlived her usefulness as a hunting dog or puppy producer. Maria tested heartworm positive and had a large mammary tumor.