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May 21st, 2019 8:00am

‘It’s been a rough year’

said Clint Madden from Moe and being unable to find a job has made things that much more difficult.

On a Healthcare Card he was ill prepared when his best friend, 4yo wire haired pointer Lux, swallowed a ski glove.

Dr Laura from Moe vet called Pet Medical Crisis to ask if we could help as without surgery Lux would have to be euthanised.

We were pleased to be able to donate $1,000 and Lux went straight into surgery, glove was extracted (and discarded!) and Lux is making a great postop recovery much to his Dad’s relief.  Another loss for Clint would have been devastating and to have his boy back by his side thanks to donations from strangers made his reunion that much more special.

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

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May 20th, 2019 8:00am

Dr Phil from Burwood Bird Vet contacted Pet Medical Crisis on Monday to ask our help for a treasured Budgie ‘Buttercup’ (‘Butters’) Vaughan.

Mum Kim said: 
“She is really special to me because she’s offered me much comfort, joy and giggles over the past few years. It was really cute when she would say: “pretty, pretty budgie.”

When she got sick and I was in tears at the bird vet, Pet Medical Crisis stepped in to help financially, and I honestly couldn’t believe it. It was a massive relief knowing at that time she would get the medical care she needed and not be in pain. For that, I am truly thankful.”

Buttercup required $200 for hospitalisation, medication and 2ml saline crop washes several times a day. After 48 hrs in hospital she was eating and toileting again and much improved to return home.

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

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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 23rd, 2019 12:00am

3AW interview – Vegas and Dennis Walters

Afternoon radio has one of the truly great voices in Victoria in more ways than one. Dennis Walters, the host of the very popular and long running 3AW 12- 3 pm show was awarded his Order of Australia Medal in 2015 for services as a singer, entertainer and broadcaster.

On the Wednesday afternoon shows Dennis is joined by the dog behavioural expert Laura V. Laura is a leader in her field which includes Animal Science, education, psychology and archaeology.

Laura is also employed by the Melbourne Zoo, to inspire future generations to take care of our earth and protect its wildlife. Laura V is also a Best Selling Author of ‘Things Your Dog Wants You To Know’. 

When PMC were approached to do an interview with both Dennis and Laura V on April 10th 2019 the team were understandably wrapped. Vegas (Marketing Director), spoke to Dennis and Laura about the work that Pet Medical Crisis has been doing and gave a brief history of the now 10 year old not-for-profit charity. Vegas spoke about how the not-for-profit is growing rapidly and interviewing for Partners and Major Sponsors in order for the company to expand and spread throughout the entire country.

Vegas outlined the importance that pets play in the role of mental wellbeing for so many in the community, especially the most vulnerable. Some of the wonderful vets that look after discounting our cases were spoken about along with our new ‘fancy’ website.

Donations are used directly to pay for the bills and for many families, donating to this charity means the difference to their pet living or not.

If you would like to donate to this tax deductible charity or interested in Sponsorship please contact us via our website. www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au or directly with Sponsorship enquiry vegas@petmedicalcrisis.com.au

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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

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

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