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. Also, please pay a visit to our Heartworm Info web page 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.

Marla- Hit by a Car and Needs Surgery!

One-year-old Marla was hit by a car and has a broken left rear femur and a shattered pelvis. She was taken to a county shelter that doesn’t have the budget for expensive medical treatment, and she would have been euthanized within hours if New Rattitude hadn’t stepped in to rescue her.

A couple vets looked at Marla’s radiographs and advised that she needs to be treated at the University of Georgia (UGA) due to the severity of the injuries. Her appointment with UGA is Tuesday, June 4th. Based on the radiographs, they estimate the cost of surgery at $6,000-$8,000. She will need 24-hour specialty care post-surgery, which is included in the cost estimate. This is a lot for our small rescue budget to take on, but we’re committed to doing all we can to help Marla get the care she needs. Donations from our supporters and followers will be gratefully accepted – just click on the “sponsor this dog” button below.

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If you prefer to send a check, mail it to New Rattitude, PO Box 91, DeWitt, MI 48820. Please be sure to write “Sponsor Marla” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!

Last updated: 06/22/24

Biscuit and Sweetie – Heartworm Disease

Biscuit and Sweetie are both “heartworm positive.” This means a mosquito carrying the disease infected them and now they literally have worms in their hearts. Left untreated, Biscuit and Sweetie would eventually start showing signs of irreversible heart and lung disease, such as shortness of breath, cough, and bloated belly from fluid build-up. We want to stop this from happening. We want to stop it dead in its tracks. And we will!

Will you help us get these sweet dogs started on life saving treatment? Be a heartworm hero by clicking on the “sponsor this dog” button below.

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If you prefer to send a check, mail it to New Rattitude, PO Box 91, DeWitt, MI 48820. Please be sure to write “Sponsor Biscuit and Sweetie” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!

Last updated: 06/22/2024

Ziggy – Hit by a Car and Needs Surgery!

One-year-old Ziggy was hit by a car and has a broken pelvis and femur. He was taken to a county shelter that doesn’t have the budget for expensive medical treatment, so they reached out to New Rattitude for help. We couldn’t stand to see this sweet boy hopeless and in pain!

New Rattitude rescued him and took him to a specialty veterinary clinic. Ziggy had surgery on Tuesday, January 16th. The cost was $5,696; with follow-up care the cost was $6,383. Donations will be gratefully accepted – just click on the “sponsor this dog” button below.

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If you prefer to send a check, mail it to New Rattitude, PO Box 91, DeWitt, MI 48820. Please be sure to write “Sponsor Ziggy” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!

Last updated: 06/22/2024