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.

Myrtle – Mammary Masses, Heartworm Positive

Sweet Myrtle was picked up as a stray and rescued by New Rattitude from a North Carolina shelter. Myrtle is thought to be 7 years old and is heartworm positive and has mammary tumors. Dogs like this have little chance of getting out of shelters if not for rescue organizations that will take them in and get treatment for their costly medical issues.

Mammary Tumors

We’re taking Myrtle’s treatment one step at a time. On July 6th, she had her first mastectomy/lumpectomy surgery. The plan is that she’ll have a second surgery in 4-6 weeks to remove the tumors in the other mammary chain. After recovering from that, Myrtle will undergo heartworm treatment.

8/27: Our fundraising goal has been updated to reflect the cost of both surgeries — $1,414 for the first surgery and $1,191 for the second surgery, which was performed on 8/23/22.

Last updated: 9/08/22

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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 Myrtle” in the note field of your check.