hello. i picked up a stray beagle last night in the middle of nowhere. it was freezing rain, and i just couldn't leave her there! i canvassed the area, everyone i spoke to said she'd been roaming for the last week or 2. collarless, of course. they suspected she'd been dumped. i hate the thought of someone just throwing away any animal. but here in rural illinois, it happens sooo often. my animal control officer neighbor guy scanned her. no chip. i'm putting an ad in the paper monday. i'd love to get her back to her owner, if they want her. of course, if no one claims her, i'll be happy to keep her myself!! she's such a sweet thing. we're calling her Annabelle. she got a bath and a flea collar today, and is asleep on the bed as we speak.