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‘Cherro’ is a 5-year-old Maltese/Shihtzu Dog who is loved by Brooke her family more than words can describe. Over the last 6 years life for the family has greatly changed, homelessness and ‘Cherro’ missing for weeks just to mention a couple of the traumatic times.

Eventually when the family found ‘Cherro’ thanks to being handed into the local council, the “rock in the family” was back where she belonged giving the family routine and courage. The family noticed that the young dog was very ill, and getting her to the vet ASAP was a must. The Lort Smith Animal Hospital diagnosed ‘Cherro’ with plyometra that would need immediate surgery, which is very common in young female dogs that are not desexed.

PMC were contacted to help manage the case to get the beautiful girl home safely.“We have only just gotten ourselves settled into a home after reoccurring homelessness as a family, and on our feet again with returning to school, getting our life back on track and the thought of loosing ‘Cherro’ our family member, is un fathomable, she is an irreplaceable member of our family. With a very heavy heart, I’m begging for help.” Brooke said to our team.

Thanks to the Lort Smith team for the work and help they have given to PMC and ‘Cherro’. Cherro is now home and although she’s a bit stinky and desperately needs a groom we are told, she is soaking up the love and Brooke, her mum and brother couldn’t feel more grateful to PMC for the assistance and help. Mental well-being can so often be helped by our pets and we are relived to have been contributed.

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‘Missy’ is a stunning American Bulldog that was given to Kate 4 years ago. Kate is on a single parenting pension but still works part-time to make ends meet. ‘Missy’ was injured while playing roughly with another dog and tore her ACL. Due to the injury, Mum Kate has taken to sleeping on the floor so that ‘Missy’, who tends to be a bed hog won’t further damage her ACL while she is on her pain medication.

“I am a single mum to a 12-year-old who is starting high school this year and I have tried to put in for loans and have asked family and friends if I could borrow from them and was unsuccessful so PMC is my last opportunity.” Kate who had tried every avenue she could to save her girl from premature death.

‘Missy’ is very special to the family and goes almost everywhere with them. She is an extremely social dog and loved by all who meet her, so much so that a four-year-old family friend offered to pay for the surgery with her pocket money. Pet Medical Crisis is happy to donate our maximum and Maffra Vet has kindly allowed Kate to pay off the remaining every week going forward.
‘Little Missy’ is on the way to full recovery.

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Kangaroo Vet and recently separated single mother of 3, Zarleeh let us know Batman was in trouble after his surgery!

6yo Tyannah had chosen Batman from a friend’s litter 4 years ago and they were best friends from the beginning. Throughout her ups and downs with ADHD, Tyannah has had the best medicine of all – cuddles with her Batman.

At home during a regular week, Batman plays with his rambunctious 1 and 2 year old human brother and sister… His one year old sister’s favourite sayings are “there’s Batman” and “where’s Batman”.

Batman is a very happy active cat, but one day they noticed that he wasn’t himself so rushed him to the vet who felt his belly and gave them devastating news that he had a blocked bladder.

Batman had to go straight to theatre and the cost of surgery was discounted to a very generous $500 dollars.

Being a single Mum creating a safe environment for her 2 ands 4 legged kids has made coming up with the money very hard. Providing medication and special food to prevent Batman blocking again was impossible.

Pet Medical Crisis donated $100 to provide medication and the right diet to ensure Batman has the best chance at a full recovery.

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‘Darcy’ a 12-year-old Staffy loves two things the most in this world. He loves his family that consists of his Mum who adopted him 12 years ago, and his sister who is a 2-year-old toddler named Indy. And the second thing he loves is his KONG toy, which he carries everywhere he goes only dropping to eat or drink. It was his trusty KONG toy that made mum Shareen notice ‘Darcy’ was unwell when he wasn’t carrying it in his mouth and seemed out of breath and seemed to be swelling before her eyes.

Darcy had a cardiac effusion (fluid around the heart) and without treatment would not survive. PMC was contacted and ask to help and we donated to Wandin vet to get the friendly boy over the line.

“Darcy is a much-loved family member and best friend to me and my little two-year-old Indy. He has been by my side for over 12 years and has helped me thru a lot of life’s ups and downs. He has always been the man of the house … he means more to us than anything in the world, he is apart of me like a shadow at my feet. Being a single mum we have used up our entire savings trying to help him, now those funds have diminished the lovely people at Pet Medical Crisis have been our angels in this emotionally hard time … we cannot thank them enough for helping us and supporting us through this difficult time .”

‘Darcy’ has made a good recovery and he gets all the cuddles he deserves from his adoring family.

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June 19th, 2019 10:00am

Mum Carol visits her desperately ill boy in hospital

Mum Carol Watt from Kerang couldn’t give up on her boy Puss-Puss who saved her life 8 months ago when she felt suicidal. In financial crisis though she had nowhere else to turn.

350 mls of pus was drained from Puss-Puss’s chest cavity and with a $1,000 donation from PMC and another large single donation of $1,000 from one of our supporters, Carol and her 10 yo daughter were relieved of the financial burden and were able to get their loved boy home again to make all of their lives that much sweeter.

Pets bring untold mental health therapy – and securing that bond for owners in necessitous circumstances is what Pet Medical Crisis do best.

Pet Medial Crisis is a registered not-for-profit charity which helps pensioners with the cost of unexpected vet bills.

With Puss Puss, a single donation was re-dedicated to the case from unused fundraising for another pet whose owners were no longer in need. The charity keeps donors updated if they make a donation that is no longer needed to enable a refund, to be rededicated or kept with the charity for another case.

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

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August 19, 2019 10:00am

When single Mum Anna adopted 2 kittens from RSPCA everything was terrific. She had young children, security and the promise of prosperous days ahead.

Turns for the worse couldn’t have been more unexpected and when her Ally became unwell, she was devastated to not be able to afford her veterinary care.

Nurse Kim from Casey Vet Pakenham called on Pet Medical Crisis and after a significant discount on Waffle’s veterinary costs it was determined that she had ingested poison. With prompt hospitalisation and treatment her prognosis was good – but Anna simply couldn’t afford the cost.

Pet Medical Crisis donated $1,000 to give this sweet girl the chance to get over-the-line and home to her loving family.

Unfortunately, Waffles was becoming more and more unwell. Through her heartbreak, Anna had to choose to give her angel her eternal wings.

Our deepest sympathy and respect to this heartbroken family.

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Circumstances have often taken a turn-for-the-worse for many of the pensioners we assist. Mum Leonie previously held high paying positions. With 4 children in her care who desperately wanted a puppy, she adopted an unwanted Shitzu Cavalier Spaniel when he was 10 weeks old.

Over time Leonie has succumbed to mental health issues. Baxter became her baby and she couldn’t be without him. “He is my only companion – my reason to get up and always by my side. He has the sweetest, most gentle personality.”

Baxter is 13 now and has pain from his teeth cavities and gum disease. He also has a growth on his back which he is starting to try to get at.

Leonie was offered a payment plan by a vet but she couldn’t come up with a deposit for half.

Pet Medical Crisis arranged for Baxter to be seen at Southern Animal Health and thanks to our donation he had his teeth cleaned, 5 removed and the nasty growth on his back removed.

Thanks to PMC, Baxter is back home by his loving Mum’s side.

Leonie said: “I am so grateful to have been able to get this done and as soon as I can, I will donate back.”

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June 19th, 2019 10:00am

Shepparton resident Michael Hoye was given Riggy, a White Shepherd, almost 12 months ago but he was initially hesitant to accept the puppy because he knew dogs came with a lot of responsibility.

However, the pair instantly bonded and have been inseparable ever since.

‘‘Everywhere I go, he comes with me, he’s my baby boy,’’ Mr Hoye said.

Unfortunately, their special bond was nearly torn apart when Riggy was hit by a car in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

A distraught Mr Hoye rushed Riggy to the vet and discovered he had a haemorrhaged lung, dislocated hip, and a fractured shoulder blade.

Riggy getting treatment

Being in between work and on a Newstart pension, Mr Hoye didn’t know how he would afford his best friend’s life-saving surgery.

However, the charity Pet Medical Crisis heard about his dilemma and stepped in to give Riggy a lifeline.

Pet Medial Crisis is a registered not-for-profit charity which helps pensioners with the cost of unexpected vet bills.

It raises money through fundraisers but also has a generous Facebook community which regularly donates to heart-breaking stories.

Charity founder and director Jennifer Hunt said Riggy and Mr Hoye’s story was felt hard by her community and had since raised nearly $7000 to help fund the vet bill.

‘‘We help people whose animals are integral to individuals’ mental health,’’ Ms Hunt said.

She said the charity was founded for people like Mr Hoye who relied on the mental, physical and social benefits that came with pet ownership.

Mr Hoye said he was shocked to hear the amount of money people had donated. ‘‘It made me cry, people are so kind,’’ he said.

Although the accident has been devastating for Mr Hoye, it has given him a new outlook on the way he sees people, communities and his own life.

‘‘I wouldn’t have thought there were so many giving people out there,’’ he said. ‘‘It inspires me to go out and help the community and do more good for other people.’’

Riggy has been supported through Pet Medical Crisis donations through 2 major surgeries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

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

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June 9th, 2019 10:00am

Scout from the Mornington Peninsula has been her girl Rory’s no. 1 assistance for the past 6 years. Rory is on a DSP for anxiety and was devastated when her darling girl developed a blockage of her ureter – feeding from the kidney to her bladder.

Rory and her family did all they could to find the funds to save Scout. Without our $1,000 assistance Scout would not have been able to have surgery. At the delicate operation Dr Arthur House was able to insert a Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass (SUB) to maintain the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Scout looked to be making a good postoperative recovery until sadly 2 days postoperatively she went into renal failure and tragically Scout had to be given her eternal wings.

Pet Medical Crisis send our deepest sympathy to Rory and her family who did everything possible for their sweetest girl.

Rest In Peace dear Scout. Your girl is still talking to you and we know you are listening.

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

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June 20th, 2019 10:00am

Mum Rachel said: “I’m a single Mum with 12 and 14 year old daughters.
I feel I’ve tried everything that’s available to me. I first noticed the lump back in December and have been trying since then to source the funds.  It’s grown 10 times as big in 6 months and is at risk of claiming her life
.”  

Jacqui who works close by met Robert and took a much needed interest in him and they struck up a conversation about his only companion.

Molly is her family's pride and joy
Postoperative and recovering well

Molly was the last of her litter, and unwanted due to her small size. We fell in love with her at sight. She came into our lives after my marriage break down. My children were 1 and 4 at the time.  She is my third child.

Both my children suffer anxiety and she is like a companion dog for them.  She helps calm my daughter down when she is not coping.  She provides us so much love, safety and friendship beyond any measurable words.  

She hogs my bed for sleeping on, pushes the kids off the couch and can clear the room with her farts.  She is a big sook when it comes to thunder and lightning, hiding behind me until it passes. Molly means the world to us.

Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to donate $550 to enable Molly to have her lump excised at Ferntree Gully Vet and she has made a wonderful recovery.

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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