Martine adopted her cat ‘Max’ from the Lort Smith when he was 7 months old. ‘Max’ has been great support for Martine who is on a disability pension. He keeps her mental health, feeling loved and comforted. ‘Max’ got hurt managing to injure his neck and underneath his jaw. The nasty wound needed attention.

Being on a very limited income Martine was very concerned about what needed to be done to help ‘Max’. During the cat’s check up however, it was discovered he had a terrible dental issues and would need some serious teeth extractions to help him going forward. Once PMC were contacted we managed to get the second opinion at our amazing friends from Southern Animal Health, who as always gave our case a very generous discount.

“Max very much helps me with my mental health, he gives me a reason, a responsibility, he’s my flat mate, my best friend, he’s funny, and sometimes moody old man hah… He’s independent and a mummy’s boy. Without out any children, yes he is everything to me. He is my world.” ‘Max’ needed to have four teeth extracted and strong antibiotics for the neck injury. The feline boy can now get back to his mum and hopefully stay out trouble. Thanks to the team at SAH once again your work is so greatly appreciated in supporting our cause.

If you are in need of financial assistance for your pet’s needs or if you want to help pet owners like Max’s fur mum, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help and are happy to assist in any way we can.

‘Bam Bam’ has had a tough life early on. This large boy is a Great Dane Cross who was beaten with everything, including plastic bottles which he still cowers from to this day. After Peta met him by chance at a garage sale she was able to adopt him and change his life.

Because the big boy is very anxious he had developed a very serious ulcer on his leg from licking constantly. After trying to fix it every way she could, Peta realised a vet was now necessary. Suffering from an autoimmune disease Peta is unable to work which makes funds super tight.

The Castlemaine vets were fantastic as always led by Dr .Yvette, thankfully they applied for our help which we offered immediately. “I hate the idea of having to ask for help from anyone, but sadly we don’t have a choice at this point. We love Bam and he loves us and we just want him to be well and happy, after such a rocky start. Thank you for your time ,kindest regards”

Thanks to help from a local rescue group called MAAW also for the huge efforts in helping. ‘Bam Bam’ has been treated Castlemaine Vet Clinic, and is back home recovering and thankfully not licking his wounds. The cruelty he has suffered is all over thanks to the love and kindness Peta and her family have shown him. PMC are very happy to have assisted the case for the big beautiful boy, and we wish him many years with his loving owners.

Terribly injured cat saved by PMC. 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. Shannon instantly realised he had been hit by a car and was in terrible pain while being seriously injured.

Due to my two years of unemployment and the extremely difficult challenges I faced during that time. 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. I can’t come up with a few thousand dollars. But 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.” Shannon said when she applied for PMC help. “I’m actually and always have been a dog person. But when 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. PMC took over managing the case after the application. 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. And 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. 

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



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. 

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



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.

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



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

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



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. 

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



‘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.

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