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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 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 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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May 6th, 2019 10:00am

Saorise has survived domestic violence and lives with the scars of PTSD every day.  Her carers provide day-to-day support but it’s her pets that make life worth living.

Without her pets she says life would just be too cruel. They bring her solace, peace and lots of laughter.

We first met Arnie in January when he was bitten by a snake and urgently needed antivenin to survive. Working with Dr Ben Porter from Peninsula Vetcare, Pet Medical Crisis arranges for Arnie to be taken straight to hospital where he was treated and hospitalised over night.  

He took a while to get back on his feet and be 100% again and now he has…. until last week when he took a tumble off a pile of boxes and injured his front left foot.

Now needing a trip to Cowes Veterinary Surgery Mr Arnie is talking non-stop about his 9 lives to anyone who’ll listen. Mum Saorise says “It never ever ever stops!!!  

Even on walks he is narrating the whole event. lol.

Stay well young Arnie. Your lives are precious. So pleased we could help. Love from all your friends at Pet Medical Crisis

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May 3rd, 2019 12:00am

Judith from Ocean Grove is an elderly pensioner who lives with profound deafness and is supported immensely by the unconditional love of her cherished pet, Milo, a cheeky 12-year-old Maltese.  One of Milo’s greatest gifts is the fact that he barks to alert Judith of visitors at the door.  For the past few months Judith and Milo have received home care and social veterinary assistance from the wonderful team @Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care headed by Dr Alicia Kennedy.  Milo has for a long time suffered from serious allergies and ear problems that require regular treatment and monitoring.

More recently though matters took a turn for the worse with the development of a painful ear canal growth (as a result of chronic inflammation) that required an advanced surgery called a lateral ear resection to manage.  The alternative was to have Milo euthanised.  Judith’s finances are exhausted and she was not in a position to cover the estimated surgery cost of $2000.  

3 organisations stepped up to help Judith and Milo.  The Cherished Pets team contacted Pet Medical Crisis who were able to contribute $1000 for Milo’s surgery.  Bellarine Vets offered to discount the surgery by $500. Judith will contribute some funds over time towards the balance of $500.  

Milo has been to theatre and had his life-saving surgery to get him out of pain and home to his loving Mum.  Since the surgery Milo and Judith have been receiving regular visits from her Cherished Pets Community Vet Nurse, Rebecca, to support post-operative care and monitoring. This will be ongoing.

We are so grateful to all parties for rallying to provide the veterinary care this little guy needs so that he can continue to be his human’s constant companion!

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

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

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