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 Heidi – Severe Luxating Patellas (Knees), Dental Disease
Heidi is very lame, and has muscle atrophy in her hips. She can't jump up on the couch, and starts to drag her hind end if she plays too long. An exam and x-rays revealed that Heidi has two severely luxating patellas, a condition where the patella, or knee cap, slides out of its normal position. This condition requires surgery to repair. She also has periodontal disease, requiring a dental cleaning and up to twelve extractions. Heidi is so darn happy in spite of what she has had to live with and has a perfect temperament. We think she's worth a $2,000 investment to give her something to really be happy about – relief from pain and good health! Don't you?


Last updated 02/15/18

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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 Heidi" 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!
January 16 Update: Bart (the 5 year old) is heartworm positive. Fundraising goal increased to $1,300.
Last updated 02/15/18


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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 Puppy Mill Rescues" 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 Crash – Broken Leg
New Rattitude foster dog Crash had surgery in mid-January to fix a broken leg that was never set and healed at an odd angle. We can only imagine the pain he endured when he broke a bone with no medical help. New Rattitude is stepping up for him now so that this 2-year old rattie can have the quality of life he deserves. Donations to cover the $3,000 surgery and help Crash run on all four legs would be gratefully accepted!

Update 02/09/18: Crash is doing very well. He went for his first post-op check and they removed the stitches and the splint. The incision is almost completely healed and he is starting to put his foot down, although he does limp a bit. In another week or so, he should have more freedom to run around!

Last updated 02/11/18

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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 Crash" 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 Myah and Severus – Heartworm Disease
Awww, all we got for Christmas is heartworm disease! Myah and Severus may not be feeling well or thankful now that they are undergoing the painful treatment to rid them of heartworms, but they are in great hands and on their way to recovery. Heartworm treatment is very expensive and hard on the dog. Please consider making a donation towards their combined expenses of $450. And please, keep your own dogs on monthly heartworm preventative! Thank you!

Last updated 01/15/18

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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 Myah and Severus" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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