Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue100% of your donation goes towards the rescue & medical care of needy dogs.
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"Canine Clinic" - Our Sick and Injured Dogs


Some of the dogs we rescue have severe illnesses or other serious medical issues that are much more costly than the money brought in by adoption fees. To help nurse these dogs through their medical needs so that they can eventually become healthy and adoptable, we must find sponsors to help with the costs. Please read their stories and consider becoming an angel that these Rat Terriers so desperately need. Canine Clinic Donors are listed on our Donor Recognition Board with donations of $50 or greater denoted by our clinic icon Canine Clinic Pal. Also, please pay a visit to our heartworm hero Heartworm Library heartworm hero to learn about Ratties needing Heartworm Treatment.

NOTE: In the event that donation amounts are raised in excess of the required vetting for any particular clinic dog, the overage will be used to assist other current or future New Rattitude clinic dogs. All clinic funds stay within the clinic specifically for dogs with special financial health needs.

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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Bonnie – Bladder Stones
When Bonnie was pulled from a Georgia shelter, her foster mom noticed watery red fluid on the kennel floor. Initially she was thought to have a urinary tract infection, but x-rays revealed several large bladder stones that had to be removed surgically in a procedure called a cystotomy.

Bonnie had her surgery on July 21st and is recuperating and feeling much better now that the pain and discomfort of the bladder stones is gone. Sweet Bonnie says thanks for any donations you'd like to make to cover the cost of her care!

Last updated 08/16/17

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901

Please be sure to write "Sponsor Bonnie" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Banks – Canine Parvovirus
Banks is a petite, sweet one year old rat terrier boy, just 6.5 pounds. He was rescued from a Georgia shelter on July 3rd. On July 4th, Banks was rushed to the emergency vet after becoming ill and was diagnosed with canine parvovirus. Dogs that are ill from canine parvovirus infection are often said to have "parvo." The virus affects dogs' gastrointestinal tracts. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration, and damage to the intestines and immune system can cause septic shock. Banks was given a 50 percent chance of survival.

Fortunately, Banks was one of the lucky dogs that survive parvo. After five days at the emergency vet, he was released to his foster home, fully recovered. We are so grateful for all the love and care Banks received from South Atlanta Vet Emergency Services (SAVES). He has touched the hearts of so many in the short time he has been out of the shelter!

Banks' ER care was extremely expensive ($3,100) but worthwhile. Donations to help out with the cost of his care would be greatly appreciated!
Last updated 08/11/17

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901

Please be sure to write "Sponsor Banks" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Mia – Heartworm Disease
What a predicament 3-year old Mia found herself in! Picked up as a stray in Louisiana by a good Samaritan that took her in temporarily, she was very pregnant. Mia gave birth to eight healthy puppies that were raised and weaned and taken into a New Rattitude foster home in Virginia. Soon after, Mia was transported to Virginia to be reunited with her pups and a chance to find her forever home.

Mia has one more obstacle to overcome before she's ready to be adopted though – she tested positive for heartworm disease and must be treated to eliminate the worms and save her life. For more information about heartworm disease and how it is diagnosed, treated, and prevented, please visit New Rattitude's Heartworm Library.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution towards the cost of Mia's heartworm treatment, please click the "sponsor this dog" button or send a check to the address below.

Last updated 07/16/17

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901

Please be sure to write "Sponsor Mia" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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Please click here to visit the HEARTWORM LIBRARY WING of our Canine Clinic.