To ketchup on Heinze: we relished the idea of helping him out of a pickle! While not 57 varieties, two-year-old Heinze is a mix of several breeds, with Lab and Great Dane being the most prominent. He arrived as a stray at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on October 9th. As a larger and mostly black dog, his chances of getting out of the shelter alive were greatly reduced.

On November 3rd, RADAR provided an assistance offer for Heinze as an incentive for a rescue to take him. That same day, Melissa Payne and her Missions of Mercy Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped forward to take Heinze! He had his initial vetting and neutering done on November 5th. Fortunately, he tested heartworm negative.

Christina Lockhart, a volunteer photographer at the shelter, had this to share about Heinze: “He took treats very gently from me. He did not beg for them, but politely waited for me to hand him more. He leaned into my fingers when I reached into his cage to pet him. Heinze sat and posed for photos, and was very calm and quiet. I never saw him react to any of the dogs barking. He seemed to be very healthy. I honestly did not see any negative traits from him. He acted like a gentleman!” To see more photos of Heinze, click here.

RADAR paid all $187 for Heinze’s initial vetting and neutering costs.

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

UPDATE! Heinze has been adopted!

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 Heinze:

Paula Mayer; The Country Mutt; Debra Freeman; Diana Berkstresser

Added on November 16, 2013.

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