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.

Dolly – Hip Surgery and Dental Disease

Eight-year-old Dolly was rescued from a Georgia shelter. The notes that accompanied her indicated she was non-weight bearing on her right hip and had grade 3 (major) dental disease.  Dolly had a dental cleaning and extractions on January 20 (cost of $506) and hip surgery on February 15 (cost of $1,381). The hip surgery involved removing the head and neck of the femur (thigh bone) to allow a false joint to be created, replacing her damaged joint.

New Rattitude loves to rescue medically needy dogs like Dolly who are unlikely to be adopted from shelters. We are blessed to be able to provide needed supplementary vetting due to the generosity of our supporters!

Last updated: 02/27/2021

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If you prefer, you can mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 91
      DeWitt, MI 48820 
Please be sure to write “Sponsor Dolly” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!

Hazel – Hip Surgery

This adorable little 10-month-old muffin is Hazel. Her story is too harsh to share, but her joyful, loving spirit is unbroken.

What is broken though, is her hip. Hazel needs an FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery. An FHO restores mobility to the hip by removing the the ball-and-socket joint in order to eliminate the bone-on-bone contact of the hip. In time, the body forms scar tissue to provide a false joint to stabilize the hip.

Hazel’s prognosis is excellent for return to normal function of her leg with this surgery.  Would you like to sponsor her with a donation today? Click the “sponsor this dog” button below!

Last updated: 02/08/2021

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If you prefer, you can mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 91
      DeWitt, MI 48820 
Please be sure to write “Sponsor Hazel” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!


Sparky – Fractured Femur

Six-month-old Sparky has an old fracture of the growth plate in his femur that isn’t healing properly. He needs a surgery to remove the abnormal callous formation and then reposition the fractured pieces into a more normal anatomy and secure them with a bone plate until they heal. The surgery is expensive (estimated $2,000-$2,500), but New Rattitude is happy that we can put this young rattie on solid “footing” for the rest of his life!

Click the “sponsor this dog” button below to donate towards Sparky’s medical expenses – thank you!

Last updated: 01/19/2021

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If you prefer, you can mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 91
      DeWitt, MI 48820 
Please be sure to write “Sponsor Sparky” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!