“There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go,” Kate DiCamillo wrote in her novel, Because of Winn Dixie. This three-year-old Terrier mix named Winn Dixie decided that she was ready for a new life when she broke free of the chain she’d lived on. When she went to the home of one of the owner’s relatives, the relative called animal control, who then contacted the owner. He said he didn’t want to take Winn Dixie, and on August 9th, she ended up at the Martin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina with the threat of being euthanized. Unfortunately, she was also heartworm positive.