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.

Renee – Lumbar Disc Compression, Severe Dental Disease, and Skin Allergies  

Renee was rescued by New Rattitude from a Georgia animal shelter. Thought to be around 15 years old, she sees well, hears well, has great house manners, gets along great with other dogs, is attentive to her foster parents, and is quite the snuggle bunny!

New Rattitude is working to get Renee as healthy as possible including a dental cleaning, treating allergy-related skin issues, and providing rest and medication for an old, but painful, back condition. Please help us with a donation to bless Renee with the comfort she deserves to live out the remainder of her senior years.

Last updated: 07/01/2020

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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 Renee” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!

Betsy, Corki, Dottie & Gucci – Heartworm Disease

All four of these lovely New Rattitude foster dogs tested positive for heartworm disease and are facing heartworm treatment to save their lives.  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!

For more information about heartworm disease and how it is diagnosed, treated, and prevented, please visit New Rattitude’s Heartworm Resource Web Page: 
https://newrattitude.org/resources/heartworms/
And please, keep your own dogs on monthly heartworm preventative!

Last updated: 03/17/2020

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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 “Heartworm Fund” in the note field of your check.
THANK YOU!