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 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 02/20/16

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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 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 � maybe in time for Christmas!
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!
Last updated 02/20/16

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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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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Finley – Luxating Patellas ("Trick Knees")
Sweet Finley found himself in a rural North Carolina shelter. He was very thin and he was missing hair on his ears and tail from neglect. He was so shy and frightened that he hid in the corner shivering. When he arrived at his foster home it was evident that something wasn't right with his legs. He found it difficult to run or even walk. It was determined that Finley had luxating patellas or "trick knees" - a condition where the patella, or knee cap, slides out of its normal position. Surgery was needed to repair both legs, at a cost of $1,900. Finley has had a long road to recovery, both physical and mental. Can you help Finley's recovery by donating towards his medical bills?
Last updated 02/05/17

You can make a Paypal donation to sponsor Finley by clicking the Sponsor button.

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



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heartworm hero Heartworm Library heartworm hero


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Please click here to visit the HEARTWORM LIBRARY WING of our Canine Clinic.