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Jo Hall, Channel 9 News

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

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April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Warren and Jezza have been inseparable since they got together 8 years ago.  Warren is on a disability support pension and has experienced homelessness and desperation but Jezza has been his constant support.

Last year Pets of the Homeless assisted Warren to fund Jezza’s left anterior cruciate ligament repair for which he was enormously grateful.

Look at those eyes, Jezza you beauty!

Sadly Jezza’s right ACL ruptured a month ago. Warren was still paying off a previous $800 vet bill at Lort Smith with $30 each and every fortnight.  He simply wasn’t able to afford the cost of this $2,800 TWLO surgery.

Pet Medical Crisis have been pleased to donate our maximum of $1,000 to enable Jezza to go to surgery at Lort Smith. Warren now has a $2,600 bill to pay off at $30/fortnight over the next 3.3+ years. 

His love for Jezza is absolute and he’s never missed a payment to Lort Smith who have been so good to this devoted pair.

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

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April 11th, 2019 12:00am

Our 504th case is 6mo Kelpie Tank D’Cruza. PMC assisted with surgery for Tank’s brother Mate 4 weeks ago (same bilateral femoral head osteotomy surgery) and while we are a 1-off crisis fund the case was approved for extenuating circumstances.

His Mum Tania writes:

“Tank is my dog. He is Mate’s sibling. Both have presented with the same genetic disorder within a short space of time unexpectedly. I adopted these 2 from a farmer who was going to drown them as they were not able to be used as working dogs. I want to give them both the best life possible as I understand rejection and abandonment and they deserve love. Tank is my pillow buddy and the biggest smooch out and gives me continous love. Our local vet wanted to put him to sleep however I can not do this to a 6 month old with lots of life and love ahead of him. Please help my baby. I have scrapped together $3000 on a pension whilst still paying Mates rehab following the same bill for him.”

Tank hear’s everything, especially “dinner time”

Mate and Tank were rescued by Tania – both destined to be drowned by a farmer who didn’t want them. Tania adopted them both and as they reached 5 months their hip malformations were identified.

PMC helping to look after Tank

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

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Kimberley Seedy, Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader

April 23, 2013 12:00am

A LILYDALE family cried tears of joy when a charity stepped in to help pay for lifesaving surgery for their beloved puppy.

Katrina and Keith Russell gave their daughters Amelia, 7, and Charli, 5, a gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier puppy, Cookie, for Christmas but over Easter she became unwell.

After attending The Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre in Malvern East, she was diagnosed with a bone cyst on her foot.

The family could not afford the expensive treatment, so they make the heartbreaking decision to put Cookie down.

Mrs Russell said they had already spent their holiday savings on Cookie’s vet bills and were “out of options”.

But on the day Cookie was going to be put down, Jennifer Hunt, founder of The Pet Medical Crisis Fund, offered a donation.

Thanks to that money, a discounted fee from the vet and a loan from a friend, the family was able to afford the surgery.

When she heard about the fund’s donation, Mrs Russell was overwhelmed.

“I cried, it was so beautiful … we told our daughters a stra­nger that loves doggies as just as much as we do is going to pay to get Cookie fixed,” Mrs Russell said.

Cookie had surgery on April 8 and is now on the road to recovery, complete with a pink cast.

When the family brought her home, Mrs Russell said the reaction from her daughters was amazing.

“We didn’t tell them she was coming home, and when she came in, it was like Christmas again,” Mrs Russell said.

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Leon

Brittany Shanahan, Berwick Leader

June 27, 2014 12:00am

ROTTWEILER-LABRADOR cross Leon will one day walk again after the Pet Medical Crisis Fund and a local vet tipped in to pay for his surgery.

The Endeavour Hills family pet was left fighting for life after his deformed spinal cord caused him to lose the use of his legs.

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The dog’s owner Jenny, who did not want her surname published, was told by two veterinarians it would cost more than $5,000 to save her beloved pet.

But it was a bill Jenny could not afford.

“As a single mum, I could simply not afford all the costs and I didn’t want to put Leon down,” Jenny said.

“He got worse and the vets told me you have to make a decision.

“It was all a bit of a shock because he is so young.”

On Jenny’s third attempt, Dr Arthur House, from the Hallam Referral Centre, answered her prayers.

The Princess Highway vet put Jenny in contact with the Pet Medical Crisis Fund who raised $2,600, in addition to Jenny’s brother’s $1,500 contribution, which left Jenny with $2,000 to pay for the operation.

Support from Dr House, the Pet Medical Crisis Fund and the Facebook community, has blown Jenny away.

“It has been incredible for us, particularly the kids, to know that other people supported us,” she said.

“Leon is a mate for Jess and Olivia, a guard dog and a protector of the house.

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