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 Info web page 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 Yates – Enucleation and Dental Disease
Why did sweet little 10-year-old Yates end up in a North Carolina animal shelter? We'll never know, but perhaps because of his vision issues. Yates is completely blind and both eyes have chronic issues. Both have likely experienced cataracts, lens-induced uveitis (inflammation), and secondary glaucoma. Removal of both eyes (called an enucleation) was recommended to eliminate pain/discomfort, the chance of infection, and possible future injury (from running into things he cannot see). In addition, Yates has grade 3 periodontal disease and will need a dental cleaning and possible extractions. Your kind donations towards his surgery and treatment costs, will help Yates "see" a healthier and happier future!

Last updated 12/24/18

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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 Yates" 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 Layla – Luxating Patella
One–year–old Layla was rescued from a Georgia shelter, suffering from pneumonia and in pain from a dislocated knee. This condition is known as a "luxating patella," and Layla's is grade 4, which is the most severe. Her knee is constantly out of place and permanently stuck, requiring surgery. Now that Layla has recovered from pneumonia, she is ready to have the operation to relieve her pain and allow her to walk normally. New Rattitude is grateful for any money you can spare to help us pay for Layla's $1,600 surgery!

Last updated 12/24/18

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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 Layla" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue