Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue100% of your donation goes towards the rescue & medical care of needy dogs.
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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!

Last updated 09/21/17

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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 and Heartworm Disease
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. In addition, Tillie tested positive for heartworms, so this girl has a bit of recovery and more treatment in her future. 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?

Last updated 09/23/17

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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 09/16/17

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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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Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. RatTerrier Rescue Bonnie – Bladder Stones
When Bonnie was pulled from a Georgia shelter, her foster mom noticed watery red fluid on the kennel floor. Initially she was thought to have a urinary tract infection, but x-rays revealed several large bladder stones that had to be removed surgically in a procedure called a cystotomy.

Bonnie had her surgery on July 21st and is recuperating and feeling much better now that the pain and discomfort of the bladder stones is gone. Sweet Bonnie says thanks for any donations you'd like to make to cover the cost of her care!

Last updated 08/16/17

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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 Bonnie" 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 Banks – Canine Parvovirus
Banks is a petite, sweet one year old rat terrier boy, just 6.5 pounds. He was rescued from a Georgia shelter on July 3rd. On July 4th, Banks was rushed to the emergency vet after becoming ill and was diagnosed with canine parvovirus. Dogs that are ill from canine parvovirus infection are often said to have "parvo." The virus affects dogs' gastrointestinal tracts. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration, and damage to the intestines and immune system can cause septic shock. Banks was given a 50 percent chance of survival.

Fortunately, Banks was one of the lucky dogs that survive parvo. After five days at the emergency vet, he was released to his foster home, fully recovered. We are so grateful for all the love and care Banks received from South Atlanta Vet Emergency Services (SAVES). He has touched the hearts of so many in the short time he has been out of the shelter!

Banks' ER care was extremely expensive ($3,100) but worthwhile. Donations to help out with the cost of his care would be greatly appreciated!
Last updated 08/11/17

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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 Banks" in the note field of your check. THANK YOU!



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