‘Oscar’- The pain of waiting to be treated can be excruciating

Gail is an aged/ disability pensioner who has 2 daughters and sadly is a widow. Gail suffers from severe osteoarthritis and has had three hip replacements to try and help, the last one was 6 months ago and she is still suffering terribly from the pain.

‘Oscar’ was given to Gail by one of her daughters who bred 1 litter from her dog, he was the runt of the litter and Gail’s granddaughter rang and begged her every day for a month to take him.

“I’ve never regretted a minute. He talks to me, listens to me and is my constant and sole companion. I don’t know what I would be without him” Gail said about her little sidekick.

‘Oscar’ developed a massive ulcer on his hind leg that Gail was not able to afford to address, it has meant that ‘Oscar’ has needed to wear a cone on his head for a month prior to the vet visit. After the month the growth increased so much it was now in urgent need of surgery, however, Gail was still unable to afford due to the very modest pension she receives, her family were unable to assist financially at the time either.

‘Oscar’ was assessed at Victorian Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic Coldstream and it was also found that he needed some urgent dental work done as well as ulcer removal. Not knowing how the 71-year-old could possibly afford the costs they reached out to PMC for much-needed help. PMC has managed the case and allowed the work to be done to help the poor dog from the great pain he has been suffering. ‘Oscar’ is doing well we are told, and the thankful Gail is grateful for PMC’s efforts.

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



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