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 Jack and Maple – Heartworm Disease
So far in 2018, New Rattitude has paid for heartworm treatment for 8 rescued rat terriers. Jack and Maple will be numbers 9 and 10 – that’s an average of a dog per month. Shelter dogs with heartworm disease are often overlooked because of the cost to treat them, not to mention the burden on their guardians to supervise them closely for the 2-3 month period it takes to rid their bodies of the parasitic worm infection inside their hearts. Without treatment, these dogs would have died a horrific death. New Rattitude rescued them, found loving foster homes to care for, supervise, and help them on their way to recovery. Heartworm treatment costs between $300-$500 per dog, so we are setting our fundraising goal at $800 for Jack and Maple. Are you willing to spare a few dollars to help pay for their expensive heartworm treatment? We would appreciate your support!

Last updated 09/18/18

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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 Heartworm Treatment" 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 Pearl and Gigi – Dental Disease
Pearl and Gigi are a 6-year-old and 4-year-old mother-daughter pair that were rescued from a retired breeder. They were covered in fleas to the point that they almost have no hair. Their nails were so long they were curling under. But their most significant health issue is that they both have retained baby teeth that were never removed and are now rotted and infected and their mouths are full of tartar. Can you imagine the pain and discomfort they must be in?

A good dental cleaning and some extractions will make these girls feel SO much better! Your donation towards their care will help Pearl and Gigi put their years of neglect behind them, and on the road to a bright and healthy future!



Last updated 09/04/18

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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 Pearl and Gigi" 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 Gala – Mammary Cancer and Dental Disease
Sweet Gala is a true sweetheart who is friendly with everyone she meets. An older adult (just entering her senior years), she was surrendered to a Georgia shelter by her owner. At her first medical exam post-rescue, the vet confirmed that the hard mass on Gala's abdomen is mammary cancer. She also has a severe dental infection.

Gala will need two surgeries: the first surgery will involve a spay and removing the mammary chain on the right, as well as a routine dental cleaning and assessment. The second surgery will remove the mammary chain on her left side and do a more complex dental with extractions as needed.

Gala is otherwise in overall good health and is active and perky and peppy. Your donations will help provide the needed surgeries to overcome her two health hurdles and allow her to pursue her dream of a new and loving forever home!

Update 08/19/2018: Gala's surgeries are over. The mammary removal was not as extensive as the vet originally believed it could be, so our fundraising goal has been adjusted from $1,500 to $1,000 (the actual cost). Now that Gala's health issues have been addressed, she is looking for her forever home!

Last updated 09/15/18

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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 Gala" 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 Puppy Mill Rescues – Hernias, Decayed Teeth, and Heartworm Disease
New Rattitude rescued 5 elderly Rat Terriers and one 5 year old Rat Terrier from a former breeder in late December. They spent their days in a smelly, poorly-lit, closet of a room in an old garage. The females were bred over and over again. The ratties are now enjoying the comfort of their foster homes and learning how to be real dogs. We are also tending to their medical needs, which are great. So far we know that Beatrice needed hernia surgery as a result of her multiple pregnancies, and both Beatrice and Izzy Grace need dental extractions. Several of these dogs have no teeth, or only a couple decayed teeth left. Just think how great they'll feel after they have clean, healthy mouths, warm blankets to lay on, and room to move about as they please!


We are starting our fundraising goal at $1,000, but it will likely increase as the rest of the dogs are evaluated and we get estimates for their vetting needs. The price tag to get them healthy is big, but we feel they are so worth every penny! If you would like to share in the joy of helping these former puppy mill dogs move on to a better life, please consider a donation towards their care!
1/16/18 Update: Bart (the 5 year old) is heartworm positive. Fundraising goal increased to $1,300.
9/15/18 Update: Beatrice (upper right) has been adopted!
Last updated 09/16/18


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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 Puppy Mill Rescues" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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