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Shannon adores her animals and her quirky cat named ‘Shadow’ is the apple of her eye. ‘Shadow’ is not sure that he is a cat, he plays with the dogs, play’s fetch and even keeps his head out of the car window when Shannon drives.

‘Shadow’ was missing for several days and Shannon was beside herself with worry, the overly clingy cat hardly leaves her side. After a constant search for him, ‘Shadow’ was eventually found trying to climb his way under the small gap below the roller door. Since he had broken his leg so badly the poor boy was unable to bend it and get fully under the door. Shannon instantly realised he had been hit by a car and was in terrible pain while being seriously injured.

Without the funds due to being unemployed for 2 years and having some very tough obstacles over that period, Shannon planned to sell her car to pay for the surgery to save her ‘Spirit’ animal. Shannon had sold all her jewelry and borrow every cent she could from those who had anything they could lend her.

Then she came across a little charity called Pet Medical Crisis. “I would do whatever it takes to get him the care he needs I by far don’t think that it’s fair he should lose an arm because I can’t come up with a few thousand dollars. I would never allow that to happen. I was about to sell my car to cover surgery before I stumbled across your site it’s pretty bad, to be honest.” Shannon said when she applied for PMC help. “I’m actually and always have been a dog person and then I met shadow the first cat to mutually love me as much as I love him.

Shannon rated her stress levels at 10,000 out of 10 prior to getting PMC’s help. After the application was processed and approved, PMC took over managing the case and getting the very sore cat to the team at Lort Smith for their expert help. The vets did a fantastic job in saving ‘Shadows’ leg and taking care of the other serious injuries he had.

PMC is very happy to say that ‘Shadow’ is now recovering very slowly from what could have ended his life prematurely. Thanks to all those who have helped and continue to help us in our mission.

Single dad Arnold is on a disability pension due to visual impairment. Arnold loves his child, and also his fluffy child who is a six-year-old Half poodle half schnauzer. Arnold first realised that his lovely dog ‘Pep’ was having issues when he was struggling to eat and seemed very out of sorts. The worried dad who is on a very limited pension was desperate to do what he needed to help his best mate.

Arnold took his pup to the Heidelberg vet clinic to get him assessed and see what the issue was. Like 30% of our cases the issue was dentally related, which can turn very serious quickly. The Veterinary team were quick to recognise ‘Pep’ would need to have some very painful teeth removed, Arnold was able to pay some of the bill but knew he would need some help to afford to have the pressing work done. Pet Medical Crisis were contacted and asked for help to get ‘Pep’ all fixed up and out of the dreadful pain he was in.

When Arnold was asked what ‘Pep’ meant to him he quite simply said “He is my best mate.” Well said pretty much covers it all.

‘Pep’ had the work done to fix his winning smile and has now been allowed to head back home pain-free and happy as ever. Arnold is a great guy who just needed a little bit of kindness and help. ‘Pep’ means the world to Arnold, he is a necessary and huge part of his life. PMC is glad to have been able to help and we thank the Heidelberg vet clinic for their help. 

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When little ‘Stella’ had to have one hip operated on it was very tough, but even tougher when the second hip needed to be done also. Owners Mario and Camilla, who are aged pensioners, love the Miniature Fox Terrier who provides them with comfort and love that is immeasurable.

People understand that the aged pension is very low, so when an emergency such as this arises often the people that deserve the most help rarely get it. That’s is when Pet Medical Crisis steps in to help. Thanks to the brilliance of one of our favourite vet teams at Peninsula Vetcare Rosebud, with Dr.Ben and Dr.Kate, the surgery to help little ‘Stella’ continue her life being pain-free and happy was performed. As you can see in the diagram this looks so straight forward but is a truly incredible procedure that has been performed perfectly.

“We dearly love our ‘Stella’ and she means everything to us,” Camilla said.

PMC is wrapped to know that the older dog is now recovering very well and receiving all the love she deserves from her parents. Thanks so much to all of the wonderful vet staff that make our work so much easier. And thank you for following our mission. 

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Amelia has suffered many different traumas in her young life and they stem back many years. She has struggled to cope with some of the events and still to this day is triggered badly from the pain she has experienced. The one true thing that helps Amelia is her love for her beautiful dog named ‘Minnie’. ‘Minnie’ has been by her side now for the last few years that have proven to be some of the hardest for her to face, however, the young dog has remained there for her no matter what. ‘Minnie’ is the lifeline for her mum and she helps her cope in a way nothing else can.

Recently ‘Minnie’ was struck by a car and was very severely injured which included an extremely badly broken leg that left the dog in incredible pain. Amelia was able to get her pooch to the vets to find out what could be done to help the sad little dog. The first vet surgery Amelia visited was not as helpful as the young mother needed and after doing so contacted us at Pet Medical Crisis. PMC recommended for Amelia to contact the Lort Smith Animal Hospital, but without wheels or a way there the problem continued. Thanks to Claire a wonderful volunteer for PMC she was able to deliver the dog to the great team at the centre.

Needing immediate surgery that Amelia was unable to afford PMC kicked in the maximum amount we could and then reached out to the public for help. Again the amazing kindness from Mr Rob Curtain from peninsula properties donated the remaining very large bill so that ‘Minnie’ would be able to be saved.

Sadly this event has sent Amelia back into hospital as she recovers at the same time as her lovely dog. PTSD is a cruel and torturous condition and this truly makes us appreciate the value our animals have in our lives.

We are so grateful for all the help and assistance we receive, from the vets to the donors to our volunteers and to or followers.

An enormous thank you to Lort Smith for the great work. Claire for your kindness and time in taking ‘Minnie’ to the Vet and for waiting all day. And to Mr. Rob Curtain you are truly one of the most generous and beautiful people we have ever known you are helping change the world for the better.

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Ashley and Adam love their big dog named ‘Rocky’. He is a friendly giant who is great fun and comfort to his family. Adam gave ‘Rocky’ to Ashley as a gift when she was 21 and she has adored him ever since -he is now eight years old. Ashley’s daughter has grown up with ‘Rocky’ who loves her and keeps her safe and happy. ‘Rocky’ has helped Ashley through some very difficult times in her life and he is very necessary and important to her life and wellbeing.

Adam and Ashley noticed that the big fella was struggling to eat, which anyone who knows Rottweilers understands that is far from normal. Soon after noticing he had a lump in his cheek the pair started to worry. The young family knew they had to get ‘Rocky’ to the vets to see what was wrong with him, but being unemployed due to Covid-19 and unable to receive a loan it would be very expensive and difficult to afford. The Berwick veterinary hospital diagnosed ‘Rocky’ and found he had some very severe growths in his mouth and a secondary one in his throat. ‘Rocky’ would need immediate surgery so PMC received the application to help and help we did.


“Rocky is my very first pet. He is my baby, my world. He’s family and means the absolute world to us! My daughter has grown to love him so much and just can’t see a life without him or getting the care he needs. He’s struggling to eat and that’s not like him, we are struggling to pay rent, bills, and other expenses.” Ashley told PMC.

Thanks to the help of the Berwick Veterinary hospital Pet Medical Crisis were able to step in and manage the case. PMC hopes that Ashley and Adam have many years with the big dog and he goes on to make old bones

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Six years ago Lyndal adopted her baby girl named ‘Tiger’ a Bull Arab mix dog. After seeing a sign that a puppy needed to be helped in her local milk bar, Lyndal made a decision that changed her forever. Over the past six years ‘Tiger’ has been there through all the hard moments that Lyndal faced. Through mental health issues and some extraordinarily traumatic times, ‘Tiger’ has been there as the rock that her loving owner has needed. ‘Tiger’ has meant survival to Mum Lyndal and that’s no exaggeration.

Lyndal noticed her pup was not eating, throwing up, eating grass, and was clearly deteriorating in front of her. ‘Tiger’ hadn’t been desexed, and was due to be neutered in July but due to finances, Lyndal had to cancel. Often what happens to female dogs when they aren’t desexed they develop a condition called pyometra which is deadly. ‘Tiger’ was taken to the local vets where she was told ‘Tiger’ needed urgent surgery or she would lose her life. Pet Medical Crisis was contacted and due to the necessitous circumstances, Lyndal was in PMC knew we had to manage the case for ‘Tiger’ to be saved.

“ I looked on the internet for hours after being quoted over $4500 for the operation, and they told me she would be likely to die from infection anyway. That’s when I found you guys (PMC) I filled out the forms on the website and heard back first thing the next morning. She is my everything. She saved my life I suffer from a few mental health issues and ‘Tiger’ is the reason I get out of bed every day. I know I need to feed, take her to the toilet, play, and give her lots of cuddles every day. She keeps me going. She means more than anything to me, I can’t imagine life without her. She is also my therapy dog.” The thankful Lyndal told team PMC showing how fast and important we take these situations.

After getting ‘Tiger’ to the great team at Tullamarine Animal Hospital they were able to operate and help the loving pair get out and reunite. Lyndal is over the moon now that ‘Tiger’ is safe and sound back at home recovering well.

PMC would like to stress the importance of getting your animals desexed not only to stop strays and euthanasia but also for the animal’s health and well being. 

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‘Max’ the Maltese cross is ten years old and has been an amazing part of his mum, Rhiannon’s life. He has helped her get through some of the hardest times in her life. Rhiannon believes he has literally saved her life many times, but this time it is Rhiannon who needs to save his life.

‘Max’ developed a couple of lumps on his leg and chest, Rhiannon knew something had to be done to help him. Getting little ‘Max’ to the vet team at Wendouree vet clinic, she was told that it could be a soft tissue sarcoma and would need to be removed in order for ‘Max’ to have a chance at surviving for any length of time.

“He’s my best mate, my baby boy he’s like my son,” Rhiannon said to us.

Rhiannon was unable to see how she was going to afford the surgery to help her baby boy. Thanks to the help of the staff at Wendouree vet clinic PMC was contacted, after seeing the full application and the necessitous circumstances Rhiannon was in at the time we were more than willing to help manage the case.

‘Max’ had the operation to remove the lumps and is now recovering from the surgery. Thanks for all the support you guys give us at PetMedicalCrisis throughout all of our incredible cases.

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Deanne is on a pension, her one true joy is her dog named ‘ Nulla’. ‘Nulla’ is a 9-year-old Maltese cross female who has been with Deanne for her entire life and the pair are inseparable. After ‘Nulla’ was diagnosed with severe dental issues that needed to be dealt with as soon as possible, Deanne tried to raise the money to pay for the surgery using a GoFundme
Account, but with the disasters of the bushfires and the Covid-19 virus money was had to come by. After finding Pet Medical Crisis Deanne applied to receive some assistance to help her best friend and support dog.

“I have had Nulla since she was a puppy she is now 9 years old. Nulla and I have a strong bond and are dependent upon each other. I love Nulla” Deanne told our team.

Thanks to the help from the great unit at Murray River Animal hospital Deanne was able to get her little girl some much-needed help. PMC managed the case and made very sure ‘Nulla’ had the best experience possible after she had had some very hard times with vets in the past.

Deanne told us she “Would not have been able to pay for ‘Nulla’s’ surgery and the only other option would have been to say goodbye to her. So the gift from Pet Medical Crisis is the best and will never be forgotten.”

PMC is delighted to have been able to help this loving pair reunite and we hope they have many more years together. Thanks to Ruth and all involved in this case.

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‘Fara’ is a gorgeous girl. The black lab who is now 7 was trained to be a guide dog but didn’t succeed because she loves to play way too much. ‘Fara’ is now a companion dog for Monique suffers from some mental health issues and ‘Fara’ has been an amazing help to her. Monique has lost both of her parents recently and it’s been extra hard on her as her father was her primary carer.

“Fara is my companion dog, she means everything to me. Fara is all I have.” Monique said to PMC.

‘Fara’ suffers from arthritis and also has very long hairs in her ears that have caused infection in the past, but it is the urgent dental problems that sent Monique to the local vets in need of help. The Warby Veterinary Practice was an amazing help to ‘Fara’ and took on the case that Pet Medical Crisis had been asked to manage. Thankfully the adorable Lab had the procedure to help her dental situation and she is now back with her very relieved mum Monique.

Pet Medical Crisis is here to be a service that does more than pay vet bills, we help the owners manage to get through these times. Owners in necessitous circumstances truly need our help, and in order to help we need your support. 

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Pet Medical Crisis is here to help pensioners just like Dino save his beloved pet dog ‘Bianca’. ‘Bianca’ is an 8-year-old poodle cross Dino has had from the time she was a pup, in fact, he even had her before that as he also owns her mum. Dino got ‘Bianca’s’ mum from Mildura and when she had puppies Dino was very pleased to have mum and daughter together.

Dino loves his ladies and has special beds for them made of pure wool inside his house. As an aged pensioner Dino has a very small income but has always made sure his dogs are cared for as well as any human, often better. Dino’s wife passed away about 13 years ago and he has been very lonely. Dino is 89-years-old and met his partner 10 years ago. The pair rely on each other for companionship, and the dogs provide them both with love and full hearts.

‘Bianca’ has had terrible breath and great trouble eating, Dino noticed she even lost a tooth very recently which saddened Dino the lovely man. “I feel so bad for her,” said Dino from the Peninsula. Dino took his adoring ‘Bianca’ to the Peninsula Vet Care Rosebud to be looked at, but Dino feared he was not going to be able to afford the cost to help what can often be a death sentence when it comes to dental work and disease.

The incredible team at Peninsula Vet care Rosebud suggested to Dino that he should contact us at PMC to help him. After receiving the application and confirming we could help Dino we managed the case, making sure that Dino wouldn’t need to face the worst scenario. “They are 2 little human beings to me and I talk all day long to them. They understand everything I say – go out to the toilet when I tell them to – they are just great. All my life I have been with animals. If people don’t like animals I don’t like them. They are especially important now as I’m older.” We hear you Dino!

‘Bianca’ needed to have some teeth that were badly decayed removed and some work cleaning to help avoid future issues. Thanks to the compassion shown from the team at Peninsula Vet care Rosebud ‘Bianca’ can now get back home in her comfy woolen bed and be with the ones she loves and makes their lives far better. During this time in the world we understand how hard it is for people and aged pensions the most, so if you can share or donate (see our website for details) please do so. Thanks for your ongoing support we can’t do this without you all.

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