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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.

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Sarah adopted her three cats from the gutter when they were helpless kittens around 6 weeks old. Sarah loves the three of them dearly, but ‘Sasha’ has always had such a special place in her heart. Sarah has suffered from awful depression and anxiety for a long time and is currently on a pension, not working at the moment due to the COVID-19 crisis. Sarah adores her cats and would do anything possible to keep them safe and cared for especially her angle ‘Sasha’.

Sarah has gotten to the point she has questioned life, and the one thing that makes her want to be in this world is the love of her beautiful white girl ‘Sasha’. This cat’s love has been enough to save her life.

“I highly recommend anyone in serious need to contact Pet Medical Crisis. Thanks to PMC, my baby is better and there is no way that I could have afforded her bills. I thank them so much for helping me. My cats are my babies, they mean everything to me I would go without food and my medication just to buy food or pay for their veterinary bills.” Said Sarah.

Giving her cat a tickle on the chin Sarah noticed ‘Sasha’ was in pain and also had bright red gums. Needing help for ‘Sasha’ – Sarah took her to the local vet at the Niddrie Veterinary Clinic, where she was diagnosed with severe gingivitis and was in dire need to have several teeth removed. After working out the pretty kitty needed 5 teeth pulled Sarah knew there was no way she could afford the surgery that would change her cat’s life dramatically. Pet Medical Crisis was contacted to request our help. PMC looked at the details and realized we were able to help Sarah alleviate her girls out of pain.

Sarah now has all three of her cats at home as ‘Sasha’ recovers well.

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Chronic pain is often unbearable even when the rest of the world you live in is going perfectly. Imagine feeling constant pain leaving you unable to work for years, due to being a passenger in a car accident that rendered you unable to work. Needing back surgery Jennifer took the chance to do what she could, however the problem only got worse post operation. Luckily in this hard luck story we have a pair of heroes ready to save the day. ‘Joey’ is a 15-year-old Jack Russel x Pomeranian girl and ‘Fergus’ is 12-year-old whippet boy.

“My pets have saved your life, if I didn’t have them and their comfort I don’t think I would have coped. They are my family, my kids. I can’t tell you how much your help has meant to me”. Jennifer told team PMC.

‘Joey’ and ‘Fergus’ are all the beauty in the world to Jennifer as she struggles with her back, along with mental wellness issues from head injuries that occurred in the same accident. Jennifer lives with her mum who is and aged pensioner while they struggle to pay the bills that accumulate quickly when you only receive the most basic payments.

Jennifer first noticed that ‘Fergus’ who is slightly built at the best of times, had lost weight and wouldn’t eat his dry food. At the same time ‘Joey’ stopped eating also and seemed unwell. Jennifer, the budding author, knows how deadly serious dental issues can be so she took them to the GAWS veterinary surgery in Geelong. After assessing that the pair of the dogs both needed some fairly urgent dental work, especially ‘Fergus’ Jennifer and the team at GAWS reached out to us at PMC. Thankfully we were able to assist managing and financing both dogs to be taken care of and returning to their normal life free from pain and danger.

Thanks to the Geelong Animal Welfare Society team for helping out, I am sure we will work with you again. Please share our mission where you can and help us grow- social media does help our organisation assist more people every week.

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Deb recently moved from Melbourne to Shepparton to be closer to one of her sisters. Suffering from terminal cancer the thing Deb loves most is her 8-year old Labrador cross named ‘Sparky’. Deb rescued the beautiful boy 6 years ago and he barely leaves her side. Between her illness and her chemo treatment life is pretty tough for Deb so when ‘Sparky’ ruptured his cruciate ligament Deb who is unable to work knew it would be the end of him. Pure and simply ‘Sparky’ gives Deb a reason to live and a chance to smile.

“I have terminal cancer he never leaves my side, this is the 3rd time I have cancer starting from bowel cancer, uterus cancer to now terminal cancer
My dog is a rescue dog… I couldn’t live without him.” Deb explained.

Needing all the help she could get PMC jumped to help the disabled pensioner. Thanks to the incredible generous team at GV Vets and the kindness of Dr. Andrew Jacotine who donated his services probono, PMC covered the costs of the metalware and the out of pocket vet care.

In what is a terrible situation for Deb the thought of losing her reason to wake up would have been unbearable. Pet Medical Crisis is so glad we were able to help keep ‘Sparky’ and Deb together. A case like this shows just how special our animals are and how what we do matters so much. Please help where you can and share wide and often so we can help more people in grave need.

‘Sparky’ is now back at home with his mum where he belongs and will be close to 100% soon.

John adopted ‘Buster’ due to his loneliness and depression. ‘Buster’ is a tabby cat aged roughly 6. Since the adoption both issues have been far easier for him to manage. Living in rural Victoria has meant that John has battled to find regular work, which was a huge problem when his ‘Buster’ developed a critically blocked bladder. The Ballarat PET+FARM VET diagnosed the problem, the mission for John to get the money together started. Thanks to the help of the local shelter Ballarat Animal Shelter rescue, where ‘Buster’ was adopted kicking in some money to help, John was also recommended to contact us at PMC. PMC were very happy we could help John in getting his special boy fixed up.

John has been through a lot in his life and was unable to get help from family to pay for the procedure that was required, he knew the only other out come was for ‘Buster’ to be put down.

“Buster means everything to me, he is my best friend, I would have done anything to have had him fixed. I am so fortunate to have had Pet Medical Crisis help me out.” John said after his stress levels dropped dramatically.

After what is a fatal issue for a cat was fixed, ‘Buster’ is much better and home with his best friend John. Thanks to all involved and we wish John and his ‘Buster’ the best for the future.

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Gail is an aged/ disability pensioner who has 2 daughters and sadly is a widow. Gail suffers from severe osteoarthritis and has had three hip replacements to try and help, the last one was 6 months ago and she is still suffering terribly from the pain.

‘Oscar’ was given to Gail by one of her daughters who bred 1 litter from her dog, he was the runt of the litter and Gail’s granddaughter rang and begged her every day for a month to take him.

“I’ve never regretted a minute. He talks to me, listens to me and is my constant and sole companion. I don’t know what I would be without him” Gail said about her little sidekick.

‘Oscar’ developed a massive ulcer on his hind leg that Gail was not able to afford to address, it has meant that ‘Oscar’ has needed to wear a cone on his head for a month prior to the vet visit. After the month the growth increased so much it was now in urgent need of surgery, however, Gail was still unable to afford due to the very modest pension she receives, her family were unable to assist financially at the time either.

‘Oscar’ was assessed at Victorian Animal Aid Veterinary Clinic Coldstream and it was also found that he needed some urgent dental work done as well as ulcer removal. Not knowing how the 71-year-old could possibly afford the costs they reached out to PMC for much-needed help. PMC has managed the case and allowed the work to be done to help the poor dog from the great pain he has been suffering. ‘Oscar’ is doing well we are told, and the thankful Gail is grateful for PMC’s efforts.

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‘Stella’ is not even one year old yet and about as cute as they come. The thing that isn’t cute is when a clumsy puppy severely hurts itself.

Mario and Carmela adopted their mini fox terrier last year from Little River. She is adorable and very affectionate, but as we said earlier a little ungainly at the moment which led to her accident. ‘Stella’ was on a table and fell hard onto her right leg and was lame and sore immediately. After getting the tiny dog to the vets for x-rays it was discovered she had badly damaged the right hip, and it would need surgery to alleviate her pain. ‘Stella’s’ owners knew that they were unable to afford the surgery to help her and were directed to PMC for help in managing the case and the financial burden.

“We are so thankful to Pet Medical Crisis for all of their help, we can’t thank them enough!” Carmela told us after the surgery.

Thanks to the great work from the team @peninsulavetcare and the doctor in charge, Dr. Kate, ‘Stella’ the awkward puppy is back at home, sore but recovering well. PMC is sure this little lady will be back in full swing in no time.

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Gwenda was a kind, compassionate and cheeky woman. Gwenda loved her family, friends and her little dog- who towards the end of her life adored his mum so much he would spend every hour of the day on her bed with her. ‘Charlie’ often sensed Gwenda’s pain, he would move to the pillow above her head so he had a good view of her in case he could help.

It was back 12 years ago on her 60th birthday, Gwenda was given what would go on to be not only her best friend but also a little dog that would go on to be like her own flesh and blood. ‘Charlie’ was the little fellow’s name and the love they shared is what most people crave their entire lives.

Sadly Gwenda had advanced cancer and struggled badly with her health on a daily basis. ‘Charlie’ had been in terrible pain and needed immediate surgery to remove some of his teeth. Being on a senior’s pension whilst paying the exorbitant medical expenses for her cancer treatment meant that Gwenda had virtually no funds left for anything else, including vet bills.

The stress of worry for the older lady reached an all-time high as she watched her gorgeous ‘Charlie’ writhe in pain. The agony of a severe toothache is unbearable as anyone who’s experienced it will tell you.

Sarah the loving daughter and main carer of Gwenda was at wits end after she took little ‘Charlie’ to the local Vet in Hurstbridge and realised the huge cost of dental care for dogs. Sarah took time off work in order to be with her mum, which meant she also was unable to afford the cost of dental surgery. Eventually, Sarah came across Pet Medical Crisis a charity that was there to help pay pensioners veterinary bills. She couldn’t believe her eyes. Sarah went to the website, filled in the application and hoped for a small miracle.

“I sent an email and there were angels on the other end!” Sarah said today.

PMC knew this case, as all our cases are, was crucial to how Gwenda would feel and the comfort she would get in knowing her boy ‘Charlie’ was to be pain-free. PMC knew we could help and contacted Dr. Marcus at Southern Animal Health who as always was there for us. ‘Charlie’ was admitted and the discounted costs from SAH along with PMC taking care of the bill now meant he would be finally free of the agony.

‘Charlie’ was well enough the very next day to be where he wanted to be, alongside his mum keeping her safe and comfortable.

PMC are all heartbroken at the news that Gwenda passed away on Monday, however, we feel relieved that she was over the moon her little boy was going to be fine as she passed.
“Is Charlie going to be ok?” Was the question Gwenda would ask even as she faced the end.

The true love and bond humans share with their pets is undeniable and beautiful. PMC is honoured to have helped this for Gwenda and her ‘Chalie’.  

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Jo is a disability support pensioner who had been in the hospital for 6 weeks and endured a 14-hour surgery to remove cancer from her body. After her money from her NDIS had all been used on her treatment and recovery, she was unable to afford the flea medication needed for her dog and best friend ‘Muffin’ a Maltese X Schitzu. Jo is without family support and poor little ‘Muffin’ had developed bad skin irritation from what the fleas had done to his sensitive skin. Jo asked for PMC to help her and even though it’s not what we normally do we knew what she had been through and wanted to assist her.

“Thank you once again for your help. It is a great relief to have someone so caring do something so helpful to me and my dog, he is my family in a time when I am not doing so well. It means the world to me and I am very humbled by your generosity and care for my family and my situation.” Jo said to the PMC team.

Exhausted by her surgery and other treatments the very thankful pensioner finally can at least relax knowing for now her 10-year-old boy will be no longer be distressed and itchy.

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Single Mum Rachel moved to a big beach house in San Remo with her little girl and her dogs. After working for years in promotions/modeling Rachel wanted to do what she felt was more meaningful work to make a difference in the community. After doing some work for a NFP group in community care she was living the life of her dreams with her little girl Chelsea and their dogs.

‘Meeka’ one of her dogs developed a lump on her gum when she was 2 and has had several operations already as the issue seemed never-ending. One day out of the blue Rachel felt numbness in her legs and soon found out the issue was very serious. Rachel was diagnosed with neural spinal stenosis, discogenic disease/ Osteoarthritis in 4 points in the spine, this meant now she could not work and needed to move closer to a city where she could get the help required in Frankston.

“Meeka is my companion, my baby. Chelsea always said Meeka was her dog……….
I agreed but knew l was the one she curled up to each night. My disability forces me to now use a walking stick, crutches, grabbers and a shower chair.l am mostly housebound, and doing daily life is difficult. My little dogs are my only friends since moving to a new area.”

‘Meeka’ continues to fight with her health issues as does her brave mum Rachel, but it has now become the dire situation that part of ‘Meeka’s’ jaw needs to be removed to help her stay alive. PMC feel honoured to be able to help manage this case along with the wonderful and caring team at SAH led by Drs’. Marcus, Nick, and Karin.

“I love Meeka so much, she is like a support dog now l have a chronic illness…(she comforts me when l cry) Financially l am struggling now on Newstart. It is more than tough. I thank the Pet Medical for being a Godsend. Without you, l would still be feeling alone, and my poor puppy.. well l do not like to think about that. You have restored my faith in humans, and will be forever grateful for such a caring and compassionate organisation.” Said the forever grateful Rachel.

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