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.

Hank – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Five-year-old Hank was rescued from a local Georgia animal shelter, obviously underweight. On June 6th, he took a turn for the worse and was rushed to the ER vet – Hank was lethargic, dehydrated, and had very low blood pressure and blood sugar. He also had fluid in his abdominal and chest cavities. An endoscopic biopsy was performed to diagnose Hank’s condition and determine an appropriate course of treatment. He is back in his foster home and on medication that is making him feel better while we await the results of the test. We don’t know what Hank’s total vet bill will be, but so far have incurred $4,000 in emergency vet bills.

Please join us in cheering Hank on to good health and, if you can afford to do so, chip in a little to help New Rattitude with his medical costs. Thank you!

Update 6/15/2021: Hank has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, a treatable condition!

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

Beans, Bentley, Nipper, and Rocky – Heartworm Disease

When New Rattitude welcomes a heartworm positive dog into our rescue, our hearts hurt for them. We know the treatment is painful, the recovery time is slow, and during the recovery they must remain very inactive to ensure no complications occur as the dead heartworms are disintegrating.  It’s a shame that Beans, Bentley, Nipper, and Rocky have to endure the pain of heartworm treatment when this disease is so easily avoided with monthly heartworm preventative.  

We welcome your donations towards their treatment costs so they can recover and live long, healthy lives!

Last updated: 07/07/2021

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