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 Rose – Mammary Mass and Dental Disease
10-year-old Rose was blind and all alone in a Georgia shelter, waiting for someone to be her Christmas miracle! Shortly after, two miracles happened. First, a New Rattitude foster home took her out of that shelter and to the safety and warmth of their home. Then in a chance meeting at a restaurant, Rose and her foster mom ran into an optometrist who also owns a rat terrier. The optometrist noticed Rose's cataracts and made a generous donation to New Rattitude to cover her eye care. Rose will be seeing an ophthalmologist for a consult on February 11.

But Rose has two other medical needs which are estimated to cost between $716-$877. On February 22nd, she is scheduled for mammary tumor removal and a dental cleaning to address grade 3 periodontal disease. Please won't you join Rose's host of guardian angels and help out with a donation to cover the cost of these two procedures?

Last updated 03/05/19

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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 Rose" 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 Clara – Heartworm Disease
Clara has a broken heart that needs fixing … literally. Poor little Clara tested positive for heartworm disease. Heartworms are transmitted to dogs through mosquito bites and dogs who are not on monthly heartworm preventative may become hosts for worms that damage their hearts and lungs. The damage caused by heartworms can be fatal if untreated. But fortunately there is a cure for heartworm disease and Clara will be undergoing treatment to save her life.

Will you please help us cure Clara's broken heart with a donation towards the cost of her $500 treatment?

Last updated 03/05/19

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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 Clara" 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 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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