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"Canine Clinic" - 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 Canine Clinic Pal. Also, please pay a visit to our heartworm hero Heartworm Library heartworm hero 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.

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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Treise – Broken Femur
Sweet Treise had been at a Georgia animal shelter for quite awhile with a hurt leg. New Rattitude volunteers said, "Go get her!" X-rays revealed that she had a badly broken femur (thigh bone) that required orthopedic surgical repair, including plates to bring the bones into alignment. We are so happy that the surgeon was able to save Treise's leg. If you share our joy, please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us cover the expense of Treise's x-rays and surgery!

Update 11/2/17: The plate in Treise's leg broke and she had to have a second surgery a month later! The surgery was successful and Treise is recuperating. New Rattitude's costs have increased to $3,500 - donations to help us out with her care would be so appreciated!

Last updated 11/24/17

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901

Please be sure to write "Sponsor Treise" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Tillie – Dislocated Hip
Tillie was a stray who was hit by a car and turned over to a North Carolina animal shelter. After coming into foster care with New Rattitude, she had surgery for a dislocated hip. Despite her health challenges, Tillie has a sweet disposition and greets everyone with a wagging tail! She deserves a family that will love, cherish, and protect her always. Would you like to cheer Tillie on to the finish line by contributing to her medical care to get her ready for a forever home?

Update: Tillie is making progress from her hip surgery but is still not using her injured leg very much. The vet showed her foster mom some new exercises to help her bad leg get stronger. Last updated 11/24/17

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901

Please be sure to write "Sponsor Tillie" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Bella, Benny, and Britany – Parvovirus
Bella, Benny, and Britany are 2 month old rat terrier mix puppies who were rescued by New Rattitude in early August. A few days after arriving at their foster home, the pups began vomiting and all three were diagnosed with parvo, a highly contagious virus that is spread through contaminated feces. Unvaccinated puppies are particularly susceptible to this rapidly moving and destructive disease.

Luckily, Bella, Benny, and Britany were rushed to the vet upon the first appearance of symptoms where they were hospitalized for a week and treated with fluids, antibiotics, and anti-nausea medication while their little bodies fought hard to recover.

And recover, they did! The puppies are now back in their foster home and while very thin, they're active and enjoying basking in the sun and rolling in the grass!

The vet bills for this trio were quite the hit to New Rattitude's checkbook. Tax-deductible donations to help us cover their combined $7,185 vet bill would really help us out.

Last updated 11/16/17

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If you prefer, you can also mail a check or money order to:
      New Rattitude
      P.O. Box 14064
      Lansing, MI 48901

Please be sure to write "Sponsor Bella/Benny/Britany" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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