William Shatner was quoted as saying this: “The lizard sticks its tongue out because that’s the way it’s listening and looking and tasting its environment. It is its means of appreciating what’s in front of it!” Heinz, a four to five-year-old Bully Breed mix, just wants to appreciate life, which is why his tongue is always hanging out! Heinz arrived at the Darlington County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on September 18th, and sadly, he tested heartworm positive.

On November 3rd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked if we could help with Heinz. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania would take him if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Since it would have been impossible to say no to a dog with such an endearing face, we agreed! Heinz got his heartworm treatment on November 21st.

Susan said this about him: “Heinz was a model canine citizen at the shelter. He is your go-to dog for a companion who is wonderful with other dogs and kids, and has frankly never met a stranger.” And if his sweet personality isn’t enough to charm those around him, he’s got his adorable looks to rely on. “Just 32 pounds, Heinz will tell you he’s the perfect size for any lap. He will also tell you it’s not just his mom who could love his silly looking face,” Susan said. To see more photos of Heinz, click here.

RADAR paid all $174 of the heartworm treatment costs for Heinz.

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

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

UPDATE! Heinz has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Kathy O’Connor; Nicole; Susan Blakeney; Teresa Owens

Added on December 10, 2017.

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