Laury from Kalorama was desperate to get her best friend the surgery she needed to get her free from pain.

“We did not expect to enter ageing as a poor person. Tilly is my angel who has helped me so much in overcoming PTSD. She reads my mind and doesn’t like separation… she likes to know what’s going on.

She is ageing but seems to have the endurance for a much longer life…. she is my very good friend. It is so sad for many aged pensioners in this day and age to not be able to afford to have a pet due to vet fees making it out of reach for lonely people to have a companion.

Thank you so much for your support… my hope in humanity has been renewed. It is truly lovely and humbling to meet with kind humans.”

So pleased all has gone well dear ladies. Lovely to see you both reunited in health.

Laury let us know too that “It is very sad there are many beautiful pets at Animal Aid hoping for adoption.” If you are looking for a wonderful companion please save a life here:

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



Another heartwarming story at Pet Medical Crisis.

Xena was revived at birth, hence her being named after the Warrior Princess.

Now 11 years old, Xena loves a cuddle and to play. Mum Nette has been struggling to make ends meet and one day, Xena was diagnosed as having a massive bladder stone.

Unable to afford the cost of treatment for her girl, PMC stepped in and did what we do best. With the help of Drs Jess Holckner and Ben Porter at Dromanas Peninsula Vetcare, Xena had life-saving surgery and we are delighted to say it was well enough to go home after a couple of hours.

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



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.

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



Single Mum Jane has always looked after herself, family and her pets. Bucks had suffered from dental issues before that caused him incredible pain that can kill dogs, but Jane was able to pay for him to be saved.

After suffering some horrendous financial setbacks that were vital for her, Jane once again found her little buddy at the mercy of his own teeth. Due to her life circumstances, Janes’ mental health had suffered as did her financial situation, but Bucks was in serious need of dental work once again.

Here is a clip of Jane and her boy Bucks playing games.

Jane contacted PMC on our website and asked for our help. With the assistance of the amazing and generous team at Southern Animal Health,​ they discounted as much as possible and PMC picked up the entire bill for the grateful mum. He needed 14 teeth taken out and is now a one-toothed wonder!

After seeing the vets at Hallam park animal hospital Rauf knew the urgent surgery was well beyond their financial capacity and contacted us at Pet Medical Crisis. ‘Schu’ was unable to eat, barely able to function in the most basic ways, which was breaking the compassionate owner’s hearts to watch.

Rauf has had a chronic health issue for years. Having no family and very few friends he and his wife love their cat ‘Schu’ dearly. The affectionate cat has had previous health concerns needing an amputation of a precious leg, and now due to severe dental issues he was once more struggling as were his desperate owners.

’Schu’ was admitted for surgery yesterday and after a brief recovery, he was hungry and able to finally eat once again. “God bless you! I will always remember you.” Rauf repeated through tears of joy while hugging his beloved boy again. Grateful for the discounted costs from the team at Hallam Park Animal Hospital, PMC covered the outstanding amounts.

Lisa is a single mum of two teenagers, one of whom has an intellectual disability. Lisa has a carer’s allowance but it doesn’t go very far. The family bills, as they often do, have pilled up to the point every cent counts like it’s her last. Her other baby is ‘Lulu’ a 4-month old Pomeranian who she loves like one of her kids, Lulu is so small that she wears a cat bell so the family can find her.

Last week when her young daughter picked up ‘Lulu’ to give her a cuddle, the excited dog leaped from her arms and landed hard on the deck leaving the pooch in terrible pain.

Lisa rushed down to the local vets – Essendon Fields accident emergency. After the x-rays, Lisa was informed ‘Lulu’ had badly broken both bones in her front leg and if she wasn’t to do the vital operation needed she would potentially need an amputation. With growing vet costs, even with the partial discount from the practice, Lisa knew she had one chance to save her little girl – Pet Medical Crisis.

PMC donated the maximum amount we could and with the donations from our PMC community, Lulu is safely back with her family.

“Disabled pensioner Amanda from Shepparton was gifted a beautiful Siamese kitten named ‘Ava’. ‘Ava’ soon became Amanda’s no.1 companion and the 2 have been inseparable ever since.

Amanda’s was diagnosed with a rare form of rheumatoid arthritis, which frighteningly meant she has suffered over 20 strokes. This condition has meant Amanda had to learn to walk again. Keeping ‘Ava’ as an indoor cat, Amanda gradually saved enough for her to be desexed – but she didn’t count on there being 3 Tom cats nearby – one of whom let himself in a cat flap that Amanda’s flatmate’s cat uses.

The rest is history … ‘Ava’ managed to deliver 1 kitten that sadly died soon after. ‘Ava’ was unable to deliver the other kittens, meaning that an emergency caesarean at Mooroopna vet was needed. Dr. Phil Stammers discounted the bill by half, but still, Amanda had no way of paying and losing her dear girl ‘Ava’ became a distressing reality. Dr Phil used the PMC website vet application and Amanda used the owner’s application form – both notifying PMC of the urgency of this case. Within 30 minutes PMC had donated enough to get Ava’s life-saving surgery. The outcome was 2 live Kitten’s – Mother and babies did well and Amanda was enormously grateful for PMC’s assistance.

Tinka Thomas, is a stunning 10-month old Rottweiller girl who has a genetic problem with her elbows and hips. Tinka’s owner, Anwen, is a single Mother who has come through adversity, suffering breast cancer in 2016 which crippled her financially.

Anwen’s daughter was given Tinka who was the runt of a litter from the breeder. PMC generally asks breeders to refund the cost of the pet and the funds go towards veterinary care and a donation from the breeder came in very handy for this dear girl.

Anwen could see that Tinka had mobility difficulties as a puppy and at 8 months of age Tinka began crying in pain when she was moved. Anwen describes her having to carry often carry her to save her from agonising pain. She has already spent $1,500 on tests, X-rays, consultations, and medications.

The options from her local vets were simply euthanising or costly surgery. Given her ability to overcome breast cancer and the prospect of living a full and happy life, Anwen knows that a cure is in reach for Tinka if she can get the surgery she needs. Anwen was recommended to approached Pet Medical Crisis to see if we could help from one of our loyal followers.

“My friends cannot assist and most people sadly say that I should be putting her to sleep as she is so young and has a whole life ahead of her that may be riddled with pain as there are no guarantees. My argument is that she has a whole life and should be given that chance to live it. I love her dearly and I don’t want to give up on her.” Said the mother with her normal fighting spirit.

Pet Medical Crisis accepted the case and worked with specialist vets at AVC who discounted the cost of her surgery. The surgery was done successfully and we couldn’t be more pleased!

Both elbows were cleaned out of bone fragments and by creating an incision in her bone on one elbow, she had reduced pain immediately. There will be another surgery soon, which involves excising the ulna bone on the second front leg.

Pet Medical Crisis donated our maximum donation. Anwen took a loan from Centrelink and also with the help of donations from our PMC community, her treatment is going well.

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



Diane from Mansfield adopted her baby girl ‘Abby’ 13 years ago when she was just a 12- week old puppy. ‘Abby’ the Maltese cross, has been her loyal dog ever since. Over the years she has walked every day with Diane’s’ daughter Sally who has lymphoedema in both legs, suffers depression and also PTSD.

“ I was up to 180kg at the start but with help from Abby, I’m currently down to 135kg. Abby is a massive support system for me we love her.” Said Sally.

We always talk about the massive difference pets make to our mental wellbeing, but helping drop
45kg gives testament to what help they give physically.

‘Abby’ became very unwell and needed to be rushed to the local vet. Dr. Chelsea Hair and her talented staff at Delatite Vet. Dr. Chelsea discovered that ‘Abby’ was suffering severe pancreatitis, which is crucial especially for a more senior dog. PMC was contacted and ‘Abby’ was treated for the condition.

She had a wonderful 24 hours at home but became very unwell and was in extreme pain. Dr Chelsea Hair from Delatite Vet had put in 110% for their darling and was distraught as we all came to realise that Abby needed her eternal wings.

Rest in peace sweetheart…

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



Chantele a disability pensioner whose mother passed away recently has 2 children with special needs. Her youngest son has a superb therapy cat called Sprinkles who brings enormous joy to all the family.

The family was devastated when Sprinkles was hit by a car and suffered a facial trauma needing urgent surgery. This unexpected cost couldn’t have come at a more desperate time and they faced having Sprinkles unnecessarily killed.

Pet Medical Crisis was contacted for help and were happy to assist. Sprinkles went to surgery on the 29th of October at Sale Veterinary Centre and has made a full recover. The family couldn’t be more grateful.

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