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May 30th, 2019 8:00am

When aged pensioner Brian from Mornington Peninsula lost his wife recently, her best friend ‘Ra’ became even more important to the family.  Brian and his son David are recovering after recently losing their wife and Mum.  Her solace and No. 1 companion was a bundle of fluff and love – Ra.

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May 29th, 2019 8:00am

Cookie Gheorghiu is a life-line for widowed, disability pensioner Gabbi from Bonbeach who describes her 2 dogs as her babies.

 “They both sleep with me in bed and I go to a lot of effort to cook for them home made meals (chicken and veggies ….) because I want them to be healthy and live as long as possible.”

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May 27th, 2019 8:00am

Single Mum Cheree contacted PMC via our new application form at www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au.  She explained that she is a carer for her 6yr old daughter Indi who has autism.  Indi has had some bad experiences outside her home and is too afraid to leave the house, let alone go to school and therefore, Cheree cannot work.  Their 2yo cat Mudd and Arya are their assistance pets – keeping this little family connected and calm through their love.

Cheree explained that Mudd had injured his tail and then “my daughter tried to fix it more and in the process she has broken his tail and put Mudd into horrendous pain”.  He needed urgent surgery to amputate his tail but on a single parent / carer pension Cheree was simply unable to afford the cost.

“The situation is dire. I need to get Mudd’s tail amputated.  I am heart broken over this whole ordeal. I hope & pray that someone is able to help.” Said Cheree.

Prahran Vet Clinic to the rescue.  After discounting and capping their fees to $550 Pet Medical Crisis assistance enabled Mudd to go to surgery – leaving Mum Cheree debt free and very relieved.  

“Your help is insurmountable.    Omg thank you so much!!!  Your kindness and great work is so appreciated and I will forever be in debt to your amazing charity.  No words can express how thankful I am for your tenacity – you have been instrumental in the healing process for our family; we are forever grateful.”

Prahran vet then went over and above and are boarding Mudd free of charge for 7 days so that he can heal without the curiosity of Indi, or his feline lover Arya.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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May 24th, 2019 8:00am

Pets bring enormous joy to families and particular benefits to where family members have disabilities, are aged or unwell.

One such family in Simpson, Victoria, found themselves in an emergency situation when their beloved cat Eclipse required emergency surgery to survive.

She had given birth to one kitten at home but Dr David Broomfield had to operate urgently to save her life.  

Mum Desirae let us know they have 3 children with special needs at home.  “Finances become so desperate at times that the adults in the home barely eat for a few days. All of a fur babies help our children cope with their day and help them when they anxious, stressed or just upset.” Desirae added

“We don’t like asking for help and we try and make do but with this large bill it makes it a little harder.”  

Dr David from Murray Street Vet discounted their fees to $660, Desirae was able to pay $150 and Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to be able to donate $510 towards Eclipse’s surgery.

Sadly only one kitten survived and has since passed away – leaving Eclipse very sad in her Postop recovery.

Desexing vouchers are sometimes offered at Councils for owners who cannot afford the cost.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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May 23rd, 2019 8:00am

Pensioner Debbie B contacted PMC through our website’s Need Help application form: 

“I am on a pension and have already paid around $4,000 in vet fees to care for my cats. Stains the one I need help with has dental problems and been taken to emergency 3 times at Lort Smith Animal Hospital. They have told me I am looking at $1100 to do a full dental extraction.  My cat is my lifeline I love him so much and can’t bear to see him sick. Can you please help me as I am so distressed at the thought of him being in pain and not being able to help him. Please help”

Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to liaise with Southern Animal Health’s Dr Marcus Hayes who discounted Stains surgery by 50%.  With Debbie paying for diagnostics PMC were able to donate $550 to see this sweetheart well again and home to support his Mum as her life-line.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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May 22nd, 2019 8:00am

The following letter for one very special Mum fit the bill perfectly for Pet Medical Crisis to swing into action.

Lending a helping hand to get 12yo Eddy his much needed veterinary care, took the financial strain off the family and meant the world to single Mum Kerstin and her disabled daughter.

Castlemaine Vet nurse Jade and vet Dr Yvette Berkeley were the heroes who bought Pet Medical Crisis and this loving family together.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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May 21st, 2019 8:00am

‘It’s been a rough year’

said Clint Madden from Moe and being unable to find a job has made things that much more difficult.

On a Healthcare Card he was ill prepared when his best friend, 4yo wire haired pointer Lux, swallowed a ski glove.

Dr Laura from Moe vet called Pet Medical Crisis to ask if we could help as without surgery Lux would have to be euthanised.

We were pleased to be able to donate $1,000 and Lux went straight into surgery, glove was extracted (and discarded!) and Lux is making a great postop recovery much to his Dad’s relief.  Another loss for Clint would have been devastating and to have his boy back by his side thanks to donations from strangers made his reunion that much more special.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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May 20th, 2019 8:00am

Dr Phil from Burwood Bird Vet contacted Pet Medical Crisis on Monday to ask our help for a treasured Budgie ‘Buttercup’ (‘Butters’) Vaughan.

Mum Kim said: 
“She is really special to me because she’s offered me much comfort, joy and giggles over the past few years. It was really cute when she would say: “pretty, pretty budgie.”

When she got sick and I was in tears at the bird vet, Pet Medical Crisis stepped in to help financially, and I honestly couldn’t believe it. It was a massive relief knowing at that time she would get the medical care she needed and not be in pain. For that, I am truly thankful.”

Buttercup required $200 for hospitalisation, medication and 2ml saline crop washes several times a day. After 48 hrs in hospital she was eating and toileting again and much improved to return home.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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Pet Medical Crisis relies on public donations to assist pensioners and disadvantaged owners who cannot afford life-saving veterinary care.

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May 17th, 2019 11:56pm

Thanks Jo Hall.  Love from all your friends at PMC.

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May 13th, 2019 12:00am

Sweet 7yo Pug Jet had a very uncertain start to life – being passed from family to family to family until she finally found her forever home with the Keesings from Clifton Springs.

Mum Gabrielle doted on her new love who quickly bought great support to the single Mum when life bought about unexpected challenges. Gabrielle became guardian to a young child who lost both her parents. Throughout their additional hardships Jet provided enormous joy to the whole family.

Last night Gabrielle’s daughter Mikayla let her know that Jet had become unwell.  By this morning it was clear she needed urgent veterinary care. Gabrielle took her to Drysdale /Newcome Vet where she was diagnosed as having pyometra and without $2,000 surgery she would not survive.

Gabrielle spent the day searching for funds to help her baby. She tried family & friends, her bank, VetPay, OnePay, CashConverters and GoFundMe without any luck.  She only had $550 and concluded with a broken heart that Jet would have to be euthanised. 

The veterinary staff realised this was a case for Pet Medical Crisis and we have been pleased to donate our maximum of $1,000, leaving this loving family still $450 short.

Jet had to be admitted urgently for IV antibiotics and is expected to have life-saving surgery tomorrow at Newcombe vet.  We have our fingers and paws crossed for a good outcome. A timely reminder to have your pets desexed to avoid crisis vet care needs. 

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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