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Heartworm Library

Heartworm disease is a serious, preventable, and potentially fatal condition for dogs and other mammals. Untreated dogs do not get better, and will eventually die. Dogs of any age or breed are susceptible to heartworm infection, which is widely distributed throughout the United States and has been found in dogs in all 50 states! Please check out these links:

    What Is Heartworm Disease and How Is It Spread?

    How Is Heartworm Infection Prevented?

    How is Heartworm Infection Diagnosed?

    How is Heartworm Infection Treated?

Because Heartworm treatment is expensive, painful, and burdensome, with no guarantee of success, many dog owners choose to abandon their dogs or have them "put down" when they get heartworm disease, and heartworm positive dogs in shelters have little or no realistic chance for adoption. New Rattitude believes that dogs with heartworms should not have to face a death sentence, and should be treated to give them another chance for life. But it can cost $200-$1000 to treat one heartworm positive dog, depending on its size, age, stage of disease, health, and area of the country.

Can you contribute to New Rattitude's Heartworm Fund to help save a precious life? We appreciate donations of any amount! But perhaps you'd like to contribute in honor of a dog you have loved, or a friend/family member who has always had a heart for dogs. With your tax-deductible contribution of $150 or more, we will add your Honoree's name with a small red heart heartworm hero to our Donor Recognition Board with our undying "gRATtitude."

To make a donation to our Heartworm Heroes, please click the button:

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude, Inc.
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901
Please be sure to write "Heartworm Heroes" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!

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