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‘Roxie’ was a birthday gift for Emma from Lalor, her favorite birthday gift ever. That is six years ago now and the Kelpie cross is still full of energy even though she only has three legs. Emma’s kids adore the bubbly girl especially her eldest boy Jake who would be lost without his furry sister. The mid-sized dog swears she’s a lap dog and always looks for a comfortable spot, often the nearest lap or ledge.

We don’t know what we would without Roxie we love her so much and she makes a world of difference to the family. She still crazy even on her three legs!” Laughed the relied Emma.

But then one day Emma noticed that ’Roxie’s’ face had started to swell rapidly and she was in a great deal of pain. Getting ‘Roxie’ to the vet as quickly as she could they soon realised that there was a huge issue with her teeth. Without all the funds needed for the surgery, the single parent was directed to PMC for assistance. PMC took management of the case and kicked in the rest of the money also. ‘Roxie’ is now safe and sound back with her team climbing from lap to lap once more.

A big thanks to the crew at Whittlesea vet practice for your great work.

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Franky is a 38-year-old single father; much like many single parents, he finds the costs of living sometimes beyond his means. Living in Maryborough with his 5-year-old daughter Esther the pair of them love their dogs dearly, two blue heelers named ‘Chachi’ and ‘Joanie’. ‘Joanie’ the eldest of the two pups is now 7.

She is the closest thing that young Esther has to a Mum,” Franky said through tears after being awake all night worried sick, “I feel like it’s my fault and I should have acted earlier but I didn’t have the money.”

Franky didn’t have the money to have ‘Joanie’ Desexed and she developed a life-threatening infection in her uterus that needed urgent surgery. The family is now back together thanks to some quick work from Team PMC managing the case from the get-go, and of course, the Maryborough vet clinic Led by Dr. Joel. Esther is one happy little girl again. Hopefully, we can spread this story out so others understand why it is so important for your dogs’ health to be de-sexed but also vital for the community.

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‘Hannah’ is a big girl who is very shy and often seems cranky with strangers because of this. Her mum Shayne is currently waiting for a bilateral lung transplant and has spent most of her pension on keeping herself well enough as she patiently waits for the surgery.

‘Hannah’ has had a bad eye infection before and the medicine is costly, but due to her nervous reactions to the vets in Moe, they need to put her to sleep to administer the cream for her eye which makes the procedure far more expensive and out of Shayne’s financial grasp.

PMC has paid for the treatment for the very uncomfortable, “Dry eye” which has allowed her to return to the side of her Mum while she has the dreadful wait for the life-changing operation. Thank you to Moe vets for helping us manage this case and wish Shayne and ‘Hannah’ all the best for the upcoming surgery. This case clearly illustrates the value of the human-animal bond, and how necessary it is for people in physical or mental hardships.

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Jena is a very well educated woman with a Ph.D., but sometimes even that doesn’t help with getting work when you move across the world to Australia. Living on an aged pension and having only $70 in the bank, living week-to-week becomes a hardship that’s often almost impossible to navigate. Jena lives in a small commission flat in Carlton, but the one thing she can rely on is her adventurous female doggy named ‘Jones’ after the other swashbuckler –INDIANA!

The place is somehow empty without her here this afternoon. She’s such a funny, sweet, independent dog. She has a beautiful temperament – always happy – a joy to have around with a character fit for the hero of any novel.
I could go on and on about Jones. I regard her as my best friend. I cannot contemplate what life would be like without her. Just watching her play makes me happy
.” The beautifully spoken Jena was quoted saying.

When ‘Jones’ seriously damaged her jaw and teeth whilst chasing a ball Jena was faced with the worst prospect she could imagine, losing her best friend for the sake of money or lack thereof.

Racing her loved Scottish terrier to Carlton Vet Clinic for assessment, PMC was almost immediately contacted for help. ‘Jones’ had the surgery at the Lort Smith hospital to fix her teeth. After some recovery time, ‘Jones’ will hopefully be a little more careful in the next few adventure sequels she will star in! Jena is over the moon to have her explorer home where she belongs.

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‘Jock’ is a 6-year-old West Highland X Jack Russell terrier who loves to run, climb, dig, bark at possums and look for escape holes. He’s a very adept escape artist and Mum Tania had had to “Jock proof” the back-yard as standard dog proofing wasn’t enough. He’s a social little fellow and likes to go out to lunch in Frankston beach with friends, most of all he is happy to clean up any food that gets dropped. ‘Jocks’ best friend is ‘Jazz’ the cat, they love to play and even sleep together. He’s a great security blanket for her. Mum Tania has many physical problems and has spent years getting surgeries and procedures, she lives tightly on her pension.

“Jock helps me cope with mental stresses by snuggling up and making the world a less scary place to live in.
He’s part of my safe space and helps to calm the anxiety and stress. In the past, he’s protected me from Ice addicted neighbours and stopped people from robbing my unit when all our neighbours were being broken into.”

A few days ago Tania noticed the little champion in the back garden running towards her with his right hind leg tucked up under him. ‘Jock’ had badly damaged his cruciate, which needed to be assessed under anesthetic. PMC was contacted and managed the case including payment. Dr. Marcus Hayes and the team at Southern Animal Health looked after ‘Jock’ well. Now the little fella needs to be super careful or he will need further work done. Crossing our fingers no more escapes that will reinjure his knee.

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Samantha is a single mother of 4 children. Three of these lovely children have some major health challenges. At the moment the young family is homeless, having to go from couch to couch to get a roof over their heads, while WAYS in Dandenong search to get them a more permanent home. The family have one furry member who they all care for dearly, in fact, she’s very Fluffie just like her name ‘Fluffie’!

The family is doing it so hard at the moment we often forget how good we have it. ‘Fluffie’ is a 10yo domestic medium-haired cat who has had a partial dental clearance 3 months ago. Samantha paid off what she was able to through VetPay but has not been able to pay any more as ‘Fluffie’ needed steroid injections prior to his next surgery

Thanks to the kind discount at Peninsula Vetcare, Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to be able to donate the full amount for the rest of the surgery as we managed the case. Samantha was extremely emotional saying –

That was the best Christmas gift I could have ever wanted. It is an enormous relief to our family.

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After Peter’s home was recently burnt down he needed to move in with his girlfriend. The fire left Peter with very few possessions, but he still had his best mate ‘Bobby’ his Chihuahua X and that’s what mattered most. Peter is on Disability Support Pension as is his partner, ‘Bobby’ acts as an uncertified therapy dog for them both by greatly assisting their mental health.

Peter’s girlfriend’s cat had kittens and the mother cat scratched Bobby’s eye last week causing an extremely nasty scratch on the dogs’ cornea. After getting ‘Bobby’ to the Greencross Vet in Williamstown to see Dr.April Massale it was diagnosed that the very painful eye would need to be removed. Without the funds nor the best way to get his dog helped Peter contacted PMC who’ve done this many times before and were at the ready to assist in every way possible. Dr.April did a great job and the clinic was fantastic in supporting the very thankful Peter and ‘Bobby’.

The surgery all went very well and Bobby is far more comfortable while Peter is very relieved. Oh and ‘Bobby’ won the bravery award for his outstanding behavior. Peter and Bobby are now adapting to being one eyed Collingwood supporters!!

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‘Barnaby’ has been suffering substantial tooth rot in several teeth, along with an ongoing chronic eye condition for some time. His mum, Marj who has had her own battles with cancer and a stroke has struggled to get the right care for her little bloke.

“For me, pets are family members. They are a companion who is totally forgiving, adding light and shade to each day…Life is much emptier without them..” Said Marj

Marj has loved and cared for her dog ‘Barnaby’ since he was a young pup in East Ringwood and can think of nothing worse than losing him for the sake of lack of money. PMC has managed the case and worked with the generous Dr. Green from Heathmont Vet and his staff to get ‘Barnaby’ fixed and home again.

UPDATE: December 2019-

‘Barnaby’ had to have 14 teeth removed but is now home and recovering pain free with his mum.

(Below is the message Marj so kindly wrote for us.)

Hello to all!
Many of you will know of my concern about Barnaby’s need for some serious vet attention and my inability to do anything about it.
I searched online frequently searching for ways I might help him. Feeling great guilt and often hopelessness with the situation.
I knew his teeth were rotten… because his breath was!

Then a few weeks ago I miraculously found this web site. www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au I looked into it..and checked the help heading and saw
what was required and followed through. As did Peter Green at Heathmont Animal Hospital. The application was approved and yesterday
Mr. B became almost toothless. Peter and his team were Wonderful. Barnaby is returning to good spirits and beginning to eat.

This is all due to the wonderful Jennifer Hunt and her vision to start the above charity. Without it, I could do nothing. And to Peter and his team.
My heartfelt thanks to both.

Check out the charity webpage. You may know someone who needs it…and someone who wants a VERY worthwhile charity to contribute to.
(All donations are tax-deductible and every $ goes into the charitable fund)
They Hope to go nationwide in 2021

The photos show The Patient…and his teeth. A gummy smile from now on!
Blessings to all
Marj

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‘Xanda’ is a Ragdoll X kitten, about 8 months old. Although his adopted family hasn’t had him that long he has made a huge impact on them and their mental health.

“He has the nicest personality I have ever seen, every night he comes to bed talking, cuddles up to us so he means everything to us all!” Dylan the soon to be father said.

The Kitten was treated at Passionate Vet Clinic in Bendigo for crucial constipation but failed to move the mass needed. This meant the far more expensive treatment to help would require a general anesthetic. Dylan tried to pay as much as he could but he needed help, and that help, as it so often is was PMC. Bridging the pay gap and managing the case meant that the kitten was able to get the treatment desperately needed to get him well once again. Thank you, Passionate Vetcare for the stellar work.

PMC helps Max

Chantelle is on DSP and has not had the easiest of lives but one thing beyond all else helps to make her world bearable – her pets.

She has faced near-homelessness and loneliness bravely for years. Getting the department of housing and keeping her pets Azthma and Max with her was a challenge but her bond with these guys was essential to her wellbeing.

When Max was vomiting and passing fresh blood on Friday Chantele reached out to PMC who facilitated Max’s urgent care at Lort Smith. A dose of antibiotics and chicken & rice diet for a week settled his bleeding.

Cases like Chantelle’s bring to mind the hardship many in our community suffer due to circumstances beyond their control (living entirely on DSP or pensions).

Chantelle cannot afford extras such as vaccinations or routine care and has been told she should not have pets. We disagree as the benefits to Chantelle and her wonderful care of her pets is obvious and the benefits to pensioners of pet ownership are well documented https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/health-benefits/index.html

With a little support, we can achieve much for owners like Chantelle. Thanks too to Gillian B. whose lovely dog Manouh we helped in 2010. Gillian is paying for Max and Chantelle’s other dog Asthma to be vaccinated. Glad we were able to help with the crisis darling.