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 Iris – Eye and Skin Infections, Heartworm Disease
Iris is a true testament to the amazing resilience dogs possess. New Rattitude was notified of a sad, sickly, little dog reported as a stray in her area. The little dog was picked up and taken to a vet. She was indeed sickly. She had a severe skin infection, hair loss, an eye infection, was very skinny, and is heartworm positive. So far Iris has been treated for her eye and skin infections. After all she has been through...the discomfort she must have felt and still feels, she is happy and friendly, and takes her treatments in stride. She has a long way to go (including heartworm treatment), but in a few months, she will be an amazing companion.
Won't you help us cheer Iris on to the finish line by making a donation towards her treatment and vet bills?
Last updated 04/11/17

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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 Iris" 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 Nyala – Blindness/Eye Removal and Dental Disease
New Rattitude was contacted by a shelter who had a sweet, happy rat terrier that was in need of rescue because she was completely blind and needed a bilaterial enucleation (removal of both eyes). The eye removal was necessary to eliminate discomfort and recurrence of infections and injury. Nyala had her surgery on March 9th and is recovering well. But she also has stage 4 periodontal disease, so her next vet visit will involve a dental cleaning and a number of extractions. Despite her blindness and poor oral health, 9 year old, 10 pound Nyala is a spunky little lady with a courageous spirit and happy disposition. It is amazing how well she navigates around her foster home despite not being able to see! If you're inspired by Nyala's bravery and optimism, please consider donating towards her estimated $800 of medical expenses!
Last updated 03/28/17

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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 Nyala" 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 Adrienne – Hip Joint Surgery
Little Adrienne (just a year old) was rescued from a Louisiana shelter in the Spring. Right away it was apparent that Adrienne had an abnormal rear gait. As time went on she had more difficulty with her right rear limb and did not use it consistently. A veterinary specialist recommended that Adrienne have a Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO) surgery to relieve her of the pain and discomfort associated with her congential condition. Adrienne had FHO surgery in mid-November and is now recovering in her foster home. Your donations of any amount to help cover her $1,800 vet bill would be very much appreciated!
Last updated 02/20/17

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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 Adrienne" 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 Chelsea – Heartworm Disease
Sweet Chelsea was rescued from a Georgia animal shelter the day before her time was up. She was so scared and would not let anyone close. Chelsea may not have known it then, but she started on the path to a bright future that day! There is, however, one bump in Chelsea's path -- she is heartworm positive. The poor girl is not feeling 100%, but still loves to play catch and returns the ball to her foster mom's feet. Chelsea will start her heartworm treatment in about a month. After she completes treatment and the period of restriction and inactivity that follows, she will be ready for her forever home!
Look into Chelsea's soulful brown eyes that are so loving and thankful, and please consider making a donation toward the $385 cost of her heartworm treatment. Thank you!
Update: Chelsea has completed her heartworm treatment and is now available for adoption!
Last updated 04/11/16

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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 Chelsea" 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.