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.



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.

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



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.

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


‘Monty’ is a 12 year old Pomeranian cross who has been with his family for many years. ‘Monty’ is loved dearly by his family, Dad and Wife who are very private people. Both are aged pensioners with health issues. Dad looks after all the home duties as he cares for his wife who suffers chronic post-herpetic-neuralgia. Struggling to make ends meet the couple rely on the love from ‘Monty’ who comforts them both.

‘Monty’ hasn’t been de-sexed and developed a painful and swollen testical that was in need of surgery ASAP. Unable to afford the costs this family contacted to PMC to apply for help to manage the situation and help with the costs.

Mondy’s Dad relies on him for support while he cares for his disabled wife.

“My dad does everything for my mother, cooks, cleans and basically all household duties despite being unwell with diabetes himself. Monty is special to him and without him he’d lose an integral part of what makes him happy. We can only pray that Monty will improve and we are immensely grateful to everyone that has helped us.” The family daughter told PMC.

‘Monty’ the placid soul had surgery and is now home with his family and we are optimistic of a full recovery. Thanks to the vets at Second Chance Animal Rescue for the continued work you do, it is amazing.


Trish is on an aged pension and as we know there isn’t much left over from those payments to do much else other than the basic living expenses.

‘Jade’ is a stunning 12 year old Shelty terrier who Trish adopted once she was no longer able to be a show dog. Trish loves her dearly and can’t imagine her life without the dog as part of her family.

After noticing that ‘Jade’ was barely eating and could barely even touch wet food, Trish knew there was an issue with her mouth and she would have to seek some veterinary advice in order to help the loved dog. Trish took ‘Jade’ to be examined at the Greencross Vet Morwell who were fantastic and managed to help set Trish up on there program which instantly helped her financially, however the entire amount would be beyond what Trish could afford and therefore PMC were contacted to manage the case.

“My pet is my companion. Jade is my life. Without her I would be in a very dark place. If you could, please help.” Trish asked us at Pet Medical Crisis.

‘Jade’ had several teeth extracted and cleaned, which will be vital to her ongoing health. We thank Greencross Vet for the help they have given PMC and ‘Jade’.

Pensioners are a very vulnerable group and the comfort and companionship pets offer is unmeasurable, and that is why we find it so very important to help them give their pets the best they have of survival.

David and Helen adopted ‘Emme’ when she was nearly one year old. The seniors love her dearly, and until very recently ‘Emme’ has not been in great health.

David noticed that his dog had a tick attached to her belly that he was able to remove with alcohol, ticks are common in the area they live near Maffra. Shortly after the tick removal ‘Emme’ seemed to be unwell, not eating, lethargic and disinterested. Concerned for the dog’s health, and also worrying that the alcohol used to remove the tick may have hurt his best friend, David got ‘Emme’ to the vet nearby. The first vet involved was unable to help David and Helen and the enormous cost was impossible to fathom.

David and Helen searched for another vet hopeful that they could be better served, and at the Animal Clinic Maffra they were indeed. The clinic contacted PMC and informed us of the details and we were able to manage by helping the kind elderly couple.

“‘Emme’ is such a beautiful loving dog, we don’t know what we would do without her. When the other vets said she may need to be put down we were heartbroken. We are so relived to have her home and safe. Thank you all so much.” David said after he knew she was going to be ok, he even had a beer which is very uncommon.

Without the help of their family who are caring for a young child fighting cancer, David and Helen would have most likely had to euthanise this loving animal. The vets at Maffra did a great job in caring for ‘Emme’ diagnosing her with severe dental issues and rectifying without having to extract! Incredible work guys. Thanks for everyone’s support over this time and we welcome all and any help offered.

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