Fritz’s whole life seemed like it was on the fritz by the time he ended up at the Kershaw County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on December 31st. At 18 months old, this German Shepherd should have weighed much more than the 42 pounds he weighed upon his arrival. Being brought in as a stray, it’s not clear where Fritz came from, but it was clear that he had not been taken care of. Fritz tested positive for heartworms, and coupled with being a black dog, it could be difficult to find him a rescue or someone to adopt him.

Randi Flura with the Garden State German Shepherd Rescue in New Jersey contacted RADAR on January 15th to see if there was any way we could help with the cost of Fritz’s heartworm treatment costs. With his treatment covered, the rescue could pull Fritz from the shelter. We agreed to assist, and Fritz was safe!

Fritz’s original name at the shelter was Phil. Along with his new name, Fritz was given the chance to have a new life, filled with plenty of love and good health! “Fritz is a super friendly boy who thinks everyone is friend,” the rescue told us. “It’s hard to walk him because a walk that should be a half hour takes hours because he has to greet everyone like he is running for mayor!” Be sure to view more photos in Fritz’s gallery.

RADAR paid all of Fritz’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $308.

UPDATE! All funds for Fritz have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Fritz:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Maggi Berwind-Dart

If you are interested in adopting Fritz, please contact Garden State German Shepherd Rescue.

Added on March 8, 2020.

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