Pet Medical Crisis is a registered, not for profit charity.
PMC is reliant on public donations to assist with the costs of medical intervention for companion pets in Victoria where the pet owner’s inability to fund the care would otherwise result in death or significantly impact the quality of life.
As our resources are limited we restrict funding to $1,000 per case. It is intended that funding provided is on a 1-off crisis basis, not for ongoing veterinary needs during the pet’s life.
The fund is intended to be used to pay for future treatment and cannot assist where treatment has already been provided. Post treatment applications requesting bill-payment are outside of our charity’s mission. Submission of an application form without written response to owner and vet are not considered authorised. Confirmation of an application’s acceptance for assistance is mandatory.
It is intended that owners contribute back into the charity through media stories, spreading the word about the charity and fundraising to enable us to continue helping those in need.
Donations cannot be used for consultations, diagnostics and investigations as this reduces the amount available for treatment and becomes an untenable process.
Not all cases can be approved.
Decisions are contractual with the providing vet. Funds are only paid to veterinary clinics by direct transfer to existing bank accounts.
A no-fault waiver exists for all cases where pets may deteriorate or die during or after the application process.
PMC take each scenario on a case by case basis and attempt to create a consistent pattern of assistance for the successful care of pensioner’s pets. The manager holds full discretionary power over funds and how they are administered.
PMC reserve the rights to restrict assistance where abusive, untruthful or unreasonable requests are made of our resources.