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‘Maya’ is a 13-year-old kitty that loves to laze in the sun with his elderly pensioner Mum Tania. Tania has owned ‘Maya’ for virtually his entire life, the soft-natured cat is loyal, quiet and never far from his Mum.

“We just about live out in the garden, he snoozes in the sun most days. If I sit in the lounge he always comes over and tucks in beside me for cuddles, he is always there. He is such good company for me as I am on my own and a constant source of love for me so he really is my best mate and yes he is spoilt….why not.”

Three years ago when ‘Maya’ had really bad pain in his teeth and gums Tania was unable to afford the costs, and being unaware of Pet Medical Crisis meant that she was unable to get the treatment needed. Thanks to the kind nature of Vet Dr.Chris Gallagher from Hallam Park Animal Hospital he sent the application for the cat’s procedure to us at PMC, and it’s been our pleasure to manage the case and donate to cover the costs. Tania whose sister sadly passed away without a will now look forward to leaving the inheritance to help more humans and animals at PMC- stay tuned to learn more about our bequest program in the New Year. 

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Sue makes room for Vini on her scooter so they are always together

Sue is an aged and disabled pensioner who adores her cat ‘Vini’, but Vini has been in some serious trouble with his teeth and gums. When he was taken to the kind vets at Castlemaine Vet Clinic they realised the cat had broken lower molars with gum recession, which needed to be extracted. Jade from Castlemaine Vet was fantastic in arranging an application to receive help from PMC who jumped at the chance to manage the case and assist alleviating with the financial pressure Sue was under. Castlemaine vets helped with discounting the procedure and PMC covered the difference.

Sue picking her boy up from Castlemaine Vet

Sue is feeling very blessed this Christmas as ‘Vini’ is in her words – “Her entire world”.

For many people this time of the year can be very difficult and lonely, so we at PMC thank all of you who donate or share what we do to help pet owners that need our love and support most. 

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‘Roxie’ was a birthday gift for Emma from Lalor, her favorite birthday gift ever. That is six years ago now and the Kelpie cross is still full of energy even though she only has three legs. Emma’s kids adore the bubbly girl especially her eldest boy Jake who would be lost without his furry sister. The mid-sized dog swears she’s a lap dog and always looks for a comfortable spot, often the nearest lap or ledge.

We don’t know what we would without Roxie we love her so much and she makes a world of difference to the family. She still crazy even on her three legs!” Laughed the relied Emma.

But then one day Emma noticed that ’Roxie’s’ face had started to swell rapidly and she was in a great deal of pain. Getting ‘Roxie’ to the vet as quickly as she could they soon realised that there was a huge issue with her teeth. Without all the funds needed for the surgery, the single parent was directed to PMC for assistance. PMC took management of the case and kicked in the rest of the money also. ‘Roxie’ is now safe and sound back with her team climbing from lap to lap once more.

A big thanks to the crew at Whittlesea vet practice for your great work.

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Franky is a 38-year-old single father; much like many single parents, he finds the costs of living sometimes beyond his means. Living in Maryborough with his 5-year-old daughter Esther the pair of them love their dogs dearly, two blue heelers named ‘Chachi’ and ‘Joanie’. ‘Joanie’ the eldest of the two pups is now 7.

She is the closest thing that young Esther has to a Mum,” Franky said through tears after being awake all night worried sick, “I feel like it’s my fault and I should have acted earlier but I didn’t have the money.”

Franky didn’t have the money to have ‘Joanie’ Desexed and she developed a life-threatening infection in her uterus that needed urgent surgery. The family is now back together thanks to some quick work from Team PMC managing the case from the get-go, and of course, the Maryborough vet clinic Led by Dr. Joel. Esther is one happy little girl again. Hopefully, we can spread this story out so others understand why it is so important for your dogs’ health to be de-sexed but also vital for the community.

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‘Hannah’ is a big girl who is very shy and often seems cranky with strangers because of this. Her mum Shayne is currently waiting for a bilateral lung transplant and has spent most of her pension on keeping herself well enough as she patiently waits for the surgery.

‘Hannah’ has had a bad eye infection before and the medicine is costly, but due to her nervous reactions to the vets in Moe, they need to put her to sleep to administer the cream for her eye which makes the procedure far more expensive and out of Shayne’s financial grasp.

PMC has paid for the treatment for the very uncomfortable, “Dry eye” which has allowed her to return to the side of her Mum while she has the dreadful wait for the life-changing operation. Thank you to Moe vets for helping us manage this case and wish Shayne and ‘Hannah’ all the best for the upcoming surgery. This case clearly illustrates the value of the human-animal bond, and how necessary it is for people in physical or mental hardships.

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Jena is a very well educated woman with a Ph.D., but sometimes even that doesn’t help with getting work when you move across the world to Australia. Living on an aged pension and having only $70 in the bank, living week-to-week becomes a hardship that’s often almost impossible to navigate. Jena lives in a small commission flat in Carlton, but the one thing she can rely on is her adventurous female doggy named ‘Jones’ after the other swashbuckler –INDIANA!

The place is somehow empty without her here this afternoon. She’s such a funny, sweet, independent dog. She has a beautiful temperament – always happy – a joy to have around with a character fit for the hero of any novel.
I could go on and on about Jones. I regard her as my best friend. I cannot contemplate what life would be like without her. Just watching her play makes me happy
.” The beautifully spoken Jena was quoted saying.

When ‘Jones’ seriously damaged her jaw and teeth whilst chasing a ball Jena was faced with the worst prospect she could imagine, losing her best friend for the sake of money or lack thereof.

Racing her loved Scottish terrier to Carlton Vet Clinic for assessment, PMC was almost immediately contacted for help. ‘Jones’ had the surgery at the Lort Smith hospital to fix her teeth. After some recovery time, ‘Jones’ will hopefully be a little more careful in the next few adventure sequels she will star in! Jena is over the moon to have her explorer home where she belongs.

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‘Jock’ is a 6-year-old West Highland X Jack Russell terrier who loves to run, climb, dig, bark at possums and look for escape holes. He’s a very adept escape artist and Mum Tania had had to “Jock proof” the back-yard as standard dog proofing wasn’t enough. He’s a social little fellow and likes to go out to lunch in Frankston beach with friends, most of all he is happy to clean up any food that gets dropped. ‘Jocks’ best friend is ‘Jazz’ the cat, they love to play and even sleep together. He’s a great security blanket for her. Mum Tania has many physical problems and has spent years getting surgeries and procedures, she lives tightly on her pension.

“Jock helps me cope with mental stresses by snuggling up and making the world a less scary place to live in.
He’s part of my safe space and helps to calm the anxiety and stress. In the past, he’s protected me from Ice addicted neighbours and stopped people from robbing my unit when all our neighbours were being broken into.”

A few days ago Tania noticed the little champion in the back garden running towards her with his right hind leg tucked up under him. ‘Jock’ had badly damaged his cruciate, which needed to be assessed under anesthetic. PMC was contacted and managed the case including payment. Dr. Marcus Hayes and the team at Southern Animal Health looked after ‘Jock’ well. Now the little fella needs to be super careful or he will need further work done. Crossing our fingers no more escapes that will reinjure his knee.

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Samantha is a single mother of 4 children. Three of these lovely children have some major health challenges. At the moment the young family is homeless, having to go from couch to couch to get a roof over their heads, while WAYS in Dandenong search to get them a more permanent home. The family have one furry member who they all care for dearly, in fact, she’s very Fluffie just like her name ‘Fluffie’!

The family is doing it so hard at the moment we often forget how good we have it. ‘Fluffie’ is a 10yo domestic medium-haired cat who has had a partial dental clearance 3 months ago. Samantha paid off what she was able to through VetPay but has not been able to pay any more as ‘Fluffie’ needed steroid injections prior to his next surgery

Thanks to the kind discount at Peninsula Vetcare, Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to be able to donate the full amount for the rest of the surgery as we managed the case. Samantha was extremely emotional saying –

That was the best Christmas gift I could have ever wanted. It is an enormous relief to our family.

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After Peter’s home was recently burnt down he needed to move in with his girlfriend. The fire left Peter with very few possessions, but he still had his best mate ‘Bobby’ his Chihuahua X and that’s what mattered most. Peter is on Disability Support Pension as is his partner, ‘Bobby’ acts as an uncertified therapy dog for them both by greatly assisting their mental health.

Peter’s girlfriend’s cat had kittens and the mother cat scratched Bobby’s eye last week causing an extremely nasty scratch on the dogs’ cornea. After getting ‘Bobby’ to the Greencross Vet in Williamstown to see Dr.April Massale it was diagnosed that the very painful eye would need to be removed. Without the funds nor the best way to get his dog helped Peter contacted PMC who’ve done this many times before and were at the ready to assist in every way possible. Dr.April did a great job and the clinic was fantastic in supporting the very thankful Peter and ‘Bobby’.

The surgery all went very well and Bobby is far more comfortable while Peter is very relieved. Oh and ‘Bobby’ won the bravery award for his outstanding behavior. Peter and Bobby are now adapting to being one eyed Collingwood supporters!!

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‘Barnaby’ has been suffering substantial tooth rot in several teeth, along with an ongoing chronic eye condition for some time. His mum, Marj who has had her own battles with cancer and a stroke has struggled to get the right care for her little bloke.

“For me, pets are family members. They are a companion who is totally forgiving, adding light and shade to each day…Life is much emptier without them..” Said Marj

Marj has loved and cared for her dog ‘Barnaby’ since he was a young pup in East Ringwood and can think of nothing worse than losing him for the sake of lack of money. PMC has managed the case and worked with the generous Dr. Green from Heathmont Vet and his staff to get ‘Barnaby’ fixed and home again.

UPDATE: December 2019-

‘Barnaby’ had to have 14 teeth removed but is now home and recovering pain free with his mum.

(Below is the message Marj so kindly wrote for us.)

Hello to all!
Many of you will know of my concern about Barnaby’s need for some serious vet attention and my inability to do anything about it.
I searched online frequently searching for ways I might help him. Feeling great guilt and often hopelessness with the situation.
I knew his teeth were rotten… because his breath was!

Then a few weeks ago I miraculously found this web site. www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au I looked into it..and checked the help heading and saw
what was required and followed through. As did Peter Green at Heathmont Animal Hospital. The application was approved and yesterday
Mr. B became almost toothless. Peter and his team were Wonderful. Barnaby is returning to good spirits and beginning to eat.

This is all due to the wonderful Jennifer Hunt and her vision to start the above charity. Without it, I could do nothing. And to Peter and his team.
My heartfelt thanks to both.

Check out the charity webpage. You may know someone who needs it…and someone who wants a VERY worthwhile charity to contribute to.
(All donations are tax-deductible and every $ goes into the charitable fund)
They Hope to go nationwide in 2021

The photos show The Patient…and his teeth. A gummy smile from now on!
Blessings to all
Marj

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‘Xanda’ is a Ragdoll X kitten, about 8 months old. Although his adopted family hasn’t had him that long he has made a huge impact on them and their mental health.

“He has the nicest personality I have ever seen, every night he comes to bed talking, cuddles up to us so he means everything to us all!” Dylan the soon to be father said.

The Kitten was treated at Passionate Vet Clinic in Bendigo for crucial constipation but failed to move the mass needed. This meant the far more expensive treatment to help would require a general anesthetic. Dylan tried to pay as much as he could but he needed help, and that help, as it so often is was PMC. Bridging the pay gap and managing the case meant that the kitten was able to get the treatment desperately needed to get him well once again. Thank you, Passionate Vetcare for the stellar work.

PMC helps Max

Chantelle is on DSP and has not had the easiest of lives but one thing beyond all else helps to make her world bearable – her pets.

She has faced near-homelessness and loneliness bravely for years. Getting the department of housing and keeping her pets Azthma and Max with her was a challenge but her bond with these guys was essential to her wellbeing.

When Max was vomiting and passing fresh blood on Friday Chantele reached out to PMC who facilitated Max’s urgent care at Lort Smith. A dose of antibiotics and chicken & rice diet for a week settled his bleeding.

Cases like Chantelle’s bring to mind the hardship many in our community suffer due to circumstances beyond their control (living entirely on DSP or pensions).

Chantelle cannot afford extras such as vaccinations or routine care and has been told she should not have pets. We disagree as the benefits to Chantelle and her wonderful care of her pets is obvious and the benefits to pensioners of pet ownership are well documented https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/health-benefits/index.html

With a little support, we can achieve much for owners like Chantelle. Thanks too to Gillian B. whose lovely dog Manouh we helped in 2010. Gillian is paying for Max and Chantelle’s other dog Asthma to be vaccinated. Glad we were able to help with the crisis darling.

5 yo Dino isn’t renown for being a fighter and has had a pretty rough start to the day.

When his disabled Mum found him in the back yard he had severe injuries and couldn’t walk. Dolovan, who is carer for his disabled mother, has seriously limited funds at the moment and things were looking very grim.

Dino has been Dolovan’s best friend and has seen him through mental health problems after his father passed away 6 years ago. Struggling with life, Dino made everything better and Dolovan is devotedly indebted to his best friend. He was devastated that their other 7yo usually placid Staffy was to blame for the attack.

After getting Dino to Essendon Fields Vets he was initially given a very poor prognosis and without treatment would certainly die.

Pet Medical Crisis was contacted and stepped in to do what we do best.

Dino was transferred to Lort Smith Animal hospital for ongoing care. The family was unable to pay for his care at Lort Smith and we thank our very kind donors who have assisted the family in paying part of the Lort Smith fees.

Sadly Dino passed away and our deepest sympathy to Dolovan

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: https://animalaid.org.au/dog-adoptions/

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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.

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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.

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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.

Sometimes we see cases at PMC that really make you grateful for the blessings we have. When we spoke to Diane it truly made us realise the crucial role her dog ‘Shirley’ plays in her life. Diane remembers her early years and finding her dogs providing the love she craved. This forged a tight bond with all the dogs she has had in her life.  Her own family has had their fair share of challenges and throughout Diane has been there to support them.

Diane and her family have always cherished the mental health benefits of pet ownership and Great Danes were a constant in their homes as Diane fostered and rescued them as well as having her own.  When her last dog died, Diane’s daughter bought her a cute Chinese Crested dog she called ‘Shirley’ who had been kept caged for 4 years as a breeding dog.   Their bond was instantaneous.  Soon after however Shirley suffered a damaged ACL in her knee and Diane and her daughter worked in together to pay for the surgery at Fawkner Vet.

But one day, Diane truly hit rock bottom with her financial situation after ’Shirley’ did her other ACL. Reaching out to PMC, along with the discount from Fawkner Veterinary Hospital, we stepped in to help, paying $700 to carry the burden for this brave and proud pensioner. 

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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.

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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…

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It’s hard enough to lose a parent at the age of 16 let alone facing the prospect of losing the same parents’ lovely cat less than two weeks later. Well, young Ryan was looking at this prospect with the family cat ‘Winnie’ needing urgent dental work to keep her from potentially passing too.
Ryan living with his pensioner mum knew the cost for the dental surgery would exceed the strict budget they have to live on. Coming across Pet Medical Crisis Ryan acted beyond his young years and reached out for our help. We gave it to him gladly.

Ryan and his mum got ‘Winnie’ the cat to Gippsland Veterinary Hospital where they looked after her brilliantly. ‘Winnie’ is now happily back at home and Ryan knows his dads’ last wishes were honoured by taking care to make sure his little cat has been looked after. A nice thing to be part of at Pet Medical Crisis 

Winnie is a real tonic for her boy Ryan.
So pleased to have them reunited in health.

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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.

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‘Darcy’ a 12-year-old Staffy loves two things the most in this world. He loves his family that consists of his Mum who adopted him 12 years ago, and his sister who is a 2-year-old toddler named Indy. And the second thing he loves is his KONG toy, which he carries everywhere he goes only dropping to eat or drink. It was his trusty KONG toy that made mum Shareen notice ‘Darcy’ was unwell when he wasn’t carrying it in his mouth and seemed out of breath and seemed to be swelling before her eyes.

Darcy had a cardiac effusion (fluid around the heart) and without treatment would not survive. PMC was contacted and ask to help and we donated to Wandin vet to get the friendly boy over the line.

“Darcy is a much-loved family member and best friend to me and my little two-year-old Indy. He has been by my side for over 12 years and has helped me thru a lot of life’s ups and downs. He has always been the man of the house … he means more to us than anything in the world, he is apart of me like a shadow at my feet. Being a single mum we have used up our entire savings trying to help him, now those funds have diminished the lovely people at Pet Medical Crisis have been our angels in this emotionally hard time … we cannot thank them enough for helping us and supporting us through this difficult time .”

‘Darcy’ has made a good recovery and he gets all the cuddles he deserves from his adoring family.

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Gentle Kelpie X Abbey from Gippsland is the adored 6yo sweetheart of a family of 4. Mum and Dad and 2 teenagers. It’s been a tough year with Dad having 2 health issues that left the family’s income depleted.

When Abbey developed an immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia she was treated with medication which couldn’t control the disease. With her health deteriorating before their eyes the family’s hearts were breaking – feeling helpless to save their darling girl.

Mum Sandra called Dr Chris to prepare to say a final farewell to their girl.

Dr Chris from Maffra Vet contacted Pet Medical Crisis this evening as a last resort to save Abbey’s life. He discounted the cost of her care, the family used their last $300 and Pet Medical Crisis donated their maximum of $1,000 – enough to give this sweet girl a life-saving blood transfusion tonight with another $200 – probably to go on a payment plan.

Abbey showed some good signs of improvement and was able to eat and drink for the first time in days the next morning. She has gone home and is cured – gradually getting her strength back and centre of her family’s loving care again.

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Wolverine, this poor kitty has had a terribly painful couple of days crying and begging for attention.
Something wasn’t right. For ‘Wolvy’ to hide and not come running when it was dinnertime meant something had to be wrong.

Once ‘Wolvy’ got to the vets, Kirinia single mum of two lovely little girls, was informed there was a high chance that he wouldn’t be coming home unless he was able to have the life-saving surgery he desperately needed.


“We have been told that if we did not take Wolverine in straight away he would have died as his bowel would have burst. His urine has had nowhere to go.
I can’t half imagine the pain this poor baby is going through. Finance is what was going to have his little sisters almost needing to say goodbye to this tough kitty as he was too sick too soon and the emergency surgery is costly.”

‘Wolverine’ is a brother to fluff dog Toby and his 2 human sisters who love him so much they wouldn’t know what to do if he were suddenly gone. Thanks to PMC and the vets at Passionate Vetcare, ‘Wolverine’ has now healed well.

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‘Queen’ is a 3-year-old assistance dog for Rebecca and her family, in particular her beautiful little 2-year-old granddaughter Mercadies. Mercadies loves to pat and stroke the loving dog’s ears which calms and keeps her happy. Mercadies has two older sisters Brittany and Selina (who has been diagnosed with ADHD) who ‘Queen’ also loves and cares for.
‘Queen’ managed to badly tear open her leg on some sheet metal that the family, who is on a disability pension were unable to afford.

“Queen’ isn’t just a pet to us she has been part of our family since the day she was born. She has helped us through all the hard times and has stayed by our side” said Rebecca. “I thank Fur Life vet in Epsom, Kate Watts’ clinic coordinator and Pet Medical Crisis for helping us get Queen’s leg fixed. I don’t know what I would have done without their help”.
‘Queen’ is back home having more cuddles and ear rubs – just where she belongs!

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‘Dustin’ the adventurous 2-year-old cat went missing for 4 days and unfortunately got far more than he bargained for on his trip. When ‘Dustin’ was found he had mutilated his leg in what was believed to have been a brutal rabbit trap. Darcey, the mother of two young kids, didn’t know what she was going to do after taking ‘Dustin’ to the Bellarine Vet Newcomb and being told he would need his leg amputated.

‘Dustin’s’ bestie is young daughter Sydney who is 4 and adores the cheeky cat. Mum Darcey knew without the surgery the cat would surely die and leave a collective hole in the entire family’s hearts. “Dustin is great for the children’s mental wellbeing and helps them understand love and compassion.” Reaching out to PMC through the vets meant we’re able to step in and assist the grateful family and donate our maximum which was enough help get this kitty back with his family.

‘Dustin’ is now adjusting to life with 3 legs and will hopefully not want to be so adventurous in the future.

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Cristabel is a kind-hearted mother of three sons who sadly all have medical conditions and disabilities. Cristabel suffers also with PTSD and narcolepsy, but rather than dwell on the negatives in life she decided to share kindness by rescuing horses and dogs over the last few years. Her 3-year-old Dachshund ‘Ducky’ had a really tough start to life after being bred by a back yard breeder. She had all sorts of injuries which set the family back nearly $6000, however ‘Ducky’ has still been training to be an assistance dog for the Mother and kids.

Tragically ‘Ducky’ was bitten in one of the first cases of snake bites to come to us in 2019. After already having one shot of antivenin that costs $1000 she started dropping her oxygen saturation and the chances of her survival became less due to the lack of a second shot. PMC had already spent our maximum to help Cristabel and her family save the cute little lady.

Cristabel went on to explain “It was only a few days ago Bojangles our rescue horse was found dead in the paddock so to be hit with this two nights later has no words. Losing both would be like a punishment beyond understanding.” Cristabel said in a broken voice.

Animal Referral Hospital in Essendon Fields cared for ‘Ducky’ and applied a 25% discount for the proud Mum. After some great case-work, PMC managed to get the second shot of antivenin donated free-of-charge by the incredibly generous ‘Summerland Serums’ and John Curtin, working in with support from the team at ‘ProVet’.

Receptionist Corrine from Essendon Fields was tearful when Pet Medical Crisis secured a second vial of antivenin. Ducky’s life lay in the balance and when Corrine went home the previous night it was with trepidation that she’d not see her again. On returning to work next morning Ducky greeted her with a tail wag, a lick and stood up on her four legs for the first time since being admitted with a deadly snakebite.

“There is no doubt about it – she would have been dead without your help!” “She was over the moon to see me, doing her little excited whimper that she does, but still very weak. The swelling in her face had almost completely gone.” Said mum Cristabel.

‘Ducky’ was transferred to the Lort Smith for her next round of care. ‘Ducky’ the brave little girl could not eat for a few days and her throat was swollen initially, and she looked a little like she’s about to go scuba diving with all her tubes.

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June 19th, 2019 10:00am

Mum Carol visits her desperately ill boy in hospital

Mum Carol Watt from Kerang couldn’t give up on her boy Puss-Puss who saved her life 8 months ago when she felt suicidal. In financial crisis though she had nowhere else to turn.

350 mls of pus was drained from Puss-Puss’s chest cavity and with a $1,000 donation from PMC and another large single donation of $1,000 from one of our supporters, Carol and her 10 yo daughter were relieved of the financial burden and were able to get their loved boy home again to make all of their lives that much sweeter.

Pets bring untold mental health therapy – and securing that bond for owners in necessitous circumstances is what Pet Medical Crisis do best.

Pet Medial Crisis is a registered not-for-profit charity which helps pensioners with the cost of unexpected vet bills.

With Puss Puss, a single donation was re-dedicated to the case from unused fundraising for another pet whose owners were no longer in need. The charity keeps donors updated if they make a donation that is no longer needed to enable a refund, to be rededicated or kept with the charity for another case.

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

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An owner’s inability to afford urgent veterinary care creates a huge strain on owners, family and vets.

One family from Mildura were adopted by their friend’s Neopolitan Mastiff “Kitty” 4 years ago – she chose them and there was nothing else to discuss.

Single Mum Bianca and her 2 children Zane and Shakira valued her protection and all those layers of love and sharing that came with her.

Sadly Kitty responded to an intruder and attempted to jump the fence. She was admitted to the wonderful Benetook Vet Mildura but she was unable to afford the cost of urgently needed care.

Pet Medical Crisis were able to donate $450 for hospitalisation, intravenous medication and care. Sadly nothing could be done and Kitty passed away.

Our deepest sympathy to Bianca, Zane and Shakira.

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August 19, 2019 10:00am

When single Mum Anna adopted 2 kittens from RSPCA everything was terrific. She had young children, security and the promise of prosperous days ahead.

Turns for the worse couldn’t have been more unexpected and when her Ally became unwell, she was devastated to not be able to afford her veterinary care.

Nurse Kim from Casey Vet Pakenham called on Pet Medical Crisis and after a significant discount on Waffle’s veterinary costs it was determined that she had ingested poison. With prompt hospitalisation and treatment her prognosis was good – but Anna simply couldn’t afford the cost.

Pet Medical Crisis donated $1,000 to give this sweet girl the chance to get over-the-line and home to her loving family.

Unfortunately, Waffles was becoming more and more unwell. Through her heartbreak, Anna had to choose to give her angel her eternal wings.

Our deepest sympathy and respect to this heartbroken family.

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Circumstances have often taken a turn-for-the-worse for many of the pensioners we assist. Mum Leonie previously held high paying positions. With 4 children in her care who desperately wanted a puppy, she adopted an unwanted Shitzu Cavalier Spaniel when he was 10 weeks old.

Over time Leonie has succumbed to mental health issues. Baxter became her baby and she couldn’t be without him. “He is my only companion – my reason to get up and always by my side. He has the sweetest, most gentle personality.”

Baxter is 13 now and has pain from his teeth cavities and gum disease. He also has a growth on his back which he is starting to try to get at.

Leonie was offered a payment plan by a vet but she couldn’t come up with a deposit for half.

Pet Medical Crisis arranged for Baxter to be seen at Southern Animal Health and thanks to our donation he had his teeth cleaned, 5 removed and the nasty growth on his back removed.

Thanks to PMC, Baxter is back home by his loving Mum’s side.

Leonie said: “I am so grateful to have been able to get this done and as soon as I can, I will donate back.”

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A well known homeless duo, Mungo Andrew and Ernie have been struggling to find a place to live, mainly because most rentals don’t want a dog. But not Sarah from Langwarrin who last week rented out a room in her home to this top team.

Ernie got on extremely well with Sarah’s 2 Heelers and Doberman X and said ‘Ernie is a grouse dog, well behaved, gets on well with other dogs and just loves everyone’.

Life was looking on the up when Mungo took Ernie along with him to mow a lawn in Karingal. Tragically they were involved in a serious car accident, leaving them both in a critical condition.

Mungo was taken to hospital in an ambulance and the wonderful CFA stayed with Ernie and got him to Karingal Vet.

Without the owner to vouch for payment, Karingal Vet never missed a beat. They rushed Ernie straight in to emergency surgery for a ruptured spleen. Nurse Sarah contacted Pet Medical Crisis (PMC) and we were able to donate our maximum but more was needed. On hearing of the case, donations came flooding in from a wonderfully supportive community and Second Chance Rescue offered to cover the bill.

Here’s a little clip of Ernie getting ready to be discharged home to Sarah and waiting for his Dad to get out of intensive care. He’s been a wonderfully popular patient – and we can see just why.

Thanks to: Ambulance Victoria; CFA Langwarrin and Karingal; Karingal Vet; Landlord Sarah; Pet Medical Crisis; the extraordinary community and Rescued With Love. What a top team!!!!

Mungo and Ernie went on to both make full recoveries and are reunited in health.

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Pet Medical Crisis received a plea for help via our online application form. Single Mother Kim from Frankston has 2 gorgeous kids and an 8 yo Staffy called Jack.

“I rescued Jack when he was 15months old. Allegedly he was used for fighting but his soft nature wasn’t suitable to fight, so he was surrendered.”

“My staffy Jack is more than a pet. He has been my rock, my go-to-guy, my emotional support. I suffer from anxiety and PTSD due to a domestic violence relationship we left 5 years ago. Jack has cuddled me in the hardest times and protected me when I’ve been afraid. He is my daughter’s best friend, he hasn’t left her side from the minute she was born.

Jack became unwell and appeared to be in pain. Kim spent 3 days having him seen at 2 vets and finally, a diagnosis of the splenic tumour was given. Unable to finalise payment for his diagnostic tests she was unable to get his urgent surgery done and given the possibility of a spontaneous and catastrophic bleed, he was referred to Lort Smith. Despite their generous discount and payment plan, Kim couldn’t afford the 50% deposit needed.

Pet Medical Crisis organised for Jack to go directly to Southern Animal Health in Cheltenham where he was taken straight into the theatre for a splenectomy. He came through the surgery well but had to go back to surgery as he was bleeding internally.

I want to thank Pet Medical Crisis – just when everything was getting too much you guys called me and sorted everything out. Words can’t describe my gratitude.

Sadly Jack passed away shortly after his 2nd surgery. Kim was relieved to have been able to give her boy a chance thanks to Pet Medical Crisis.

June 19th, 2019 10:00am

Shepparton resident Michael Hoye was given Riggy, a White Shepherd, almost 12 months ago but he was initially hesitant to accept the puppy because he knew dogs came with a lot of responsibility.

However, the pair instantly bonded and have been inseparable ever since.

‘‘Everywhere I go, he comes with me, he’s my baby boy,’’ Mr Hoye said.

Unfortunately, their special bond was nearly torn apart when Riggy was hit by a car in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

A distraught Mr Hoye rushed Riggy to the vet and discovered he had a haemorrhaged lung, dislocated hip, and a fractured shoulder blade.

Riggy getting treatment

Being in between work and on a Newstart pension, Mr Hoye didn’t know how he would afford his best friend’s life-saving surgery.

However, the charity Pet Medical Crisis heard about his dilemma and stepped in to give Riggy a lifeline.

Pet Medial Crisis is a registered not-for-profit charity which helps pensioners with the cost of unexpected vet bills.

It raises money through fundraisers but also has a generous Facebook community which regularly donates to heart-breaking stories.

Charity founder and director Jennifer Hunt said Riggy and Mr Hoye’s story was felt hard by her community and had since raised nearly $7000 to help fund the vet bill.

‘‘We help people whose animals are integral to individuals’ mental health,’’ Ms Hunt said.

She said the charity was founded for people like Mr Hoye who relied on the mental, physical and social benefits that came with pet ownership.

Mr Hoye said he was shocked to hear the amount of money people had donated. ‘‘It made me cry, people are so kind,’’ he said.

Although the accident has been devastating for Mr Hoye, it has given him a new outlook on the way he sees people, communities and his own life.

‘‘I wouldn’t have thought there were so many giving people out there,’’ he said. ‘‘It inspires me to go out and help the community and do more good for other people.’’

Riggy has been supported through Pet Medical Crisis donations through 2 major surgeries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

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

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June 9th, 2019 10:00am

Scout from the Mornington Peninsula has been her girl Rory’s no. 1 assistance for the past 6 years. Rory is on a DSP for anxiety and was devastated when her darling girl developed a blockage of her ureter – feeding from the kidney to her bladder.

Rory and her family did all they could to find the funds to save Scout. Without our $1,000 assistance Scout would not have been able to have surgery. At the delicate operation Dr Arthur House was able to insert a Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass (SUB) to maintain the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Scout looked to be making a good postoperative recovery until sadly 2 days postoperatively she went into renal failure and tragically Scout had to be given her eternal wings.

Pet Medical Crisis send our deepest sympathy to Rory and her family who did everything possible for their sweetest girl.

Rest In Peace dear Scout. Your girl is still talking to you and we know you are listening.

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

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June 20th, 2019 10:00am

Mum Rachel said: “I’m a single Mum with 12 and 14 year old daughters.
I feel I’ve tried everything that’s available to me. I first noticed the lump back in December and have been trying since then to source the funds.  It’s grown 10 times as big in 6 months and is at risk of claiming her life
.”  

Jacqui who works close by met Robert and took a much needed interest in him and they struck up a conversation about his only companion.

Molly is her family's pride and joy
Postoperative and recovering well

Molly was the last of her litter, and unwanted due to her small size. We fell in love with her at sight. She came into our lives after my marriage break down. My children were 1 and 4 at the time.  She is my third child.

Both my children suffer anxiety and she is like a companion dog for them.  She helps calm my daughter down when she is not coping.  She provides us so much love, safety and friendship beyond any measurable words.  

She hogs my bed for sleeping on, pushes the kids off the couch and can clear the room with her farts.  She is a big sook when it comes to thunder and lightning, hiding behind me until it passes. Molly means the world to us.

Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to donate $550 to enable Molly to have her lump excised at Ferntree Gully Vet and she has made a wonderful recovery.

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

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Meet Paris Bartal from Dingley whose single Mum Lisa describes:
“Paris is the heart of our family – waiting by the door when we arrive home from school or work, wherever we go she follows without question. She has taught our friend’s children to respect but not be afraid of dogs. She is loyal affectionate and our beautiful girl.”

Paris was in good health but one day she came to Lisa’s room at 2am wheezing, struggling to breathe and unsettled.

With the help of her son, Lisa got Paris into the car and took her to Southern Animal Health in Cheltenham. She was discovered to have laryngeal paresis and without treatment could suffocate.

The family of 3 kids, Lisa and her mother who is on the aged pension, were in financial difficulties and the option of laryngeal tie-back surgery was beyond their reach. Steroids helped a little but gave just temporary relief. It is now either surgery or euthanasia.

“We want to do everything we can for our Paris. She has always been and still is an awesome dog. But we can’t go ahead without Pet Medical Crisis’s assistance.”

Pet Medical Crisis’s donation enabled her to have laryngeal tie-back surgery at Southern Animal Health and initial signs were that she was able to breathe a lot easier.

The family was delighted to take her home for what would be very precious time together. Unfortunately, she was unable to stop vomiting and had respiratory issues so they sadly took her home yesterday for a final night with her adoring family.

Paris was given her eternal wings the next day at Southern Animal Health surrounded by her loving family.

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences Lisa and family.

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Meet 9 mo Smokey pictured here before what would be the most tragic of circumstances.

Smokey’s young Mum Jennifer was living with her family in Langwarrin. The family took in a boarder who set fire to the house in his room.

The house burnt down and during the fire little Smokey tragically received burns to his paws, ears and back.

Having lost everything Jennifer couldn’t afford the cost of veterinary care but today realised little Smokey desperately needed help. Carrum Downs Vet contacted Pet Medical Crisis to see if we could support this little guy for his Mum. Smokey has 3rd degree burns to all 4 paws and multiple lacerations and burns.

With a $900 donation from Pet Medical Crisis, Smokey had his wounds cleaned under anaesthetic and silvadine burn cream applied to his paws and wounds. Smokey made a full recovery thanks to PMC.

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You’ve gotta love a smart dog! When you adopt a dog and it becomes an assistance dog without you even knowing it was going to be…. They adopted a dog from Gumtree last year who was supposed to be euthanised if not
rehomed asap.  Alana Fox drove over and took Jax – Border Collie X Labrador.  

They got him home and he was acting unusually – running between the daughter’s room and the Mother’s.  They thought they’d made a mistake getting him and when Alana went to see what he was doing she found her daughter was having a panic attack and the dog was trying to alert her.  Not bad for day 1!
 
From then on he has kept the daughter calm, always positions himself to be beside her and alerts her Mother if there is a concern. Alana then had an accident – fell and fractured her ankle.  Multiple surgeries failed and she had to have a below-knee amputation last year.  The fibula end is causing problems so she can’t get a prosthesis fitted and may need to return to theatre to have it trimmed.  She was placed on DSP, had 1/2 price taxis, etc but had to borrow from both daughters to pay living expenses, etc. She was maxed out and in debt which includes the consultation for Jax at Sandown Vet.

Jax needed urgent dental surgery which the family was never going to be able to afford so in we stepped. PMC to the rescue.

Thanks to Southern Animal Health and volunteer driver Michelle Layet who drove to pick them up and drop them home.

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Meet Lenny and Winny Gibson from Moe who are constant companions and everything to their loving Mum Christine. Their world’s turned upside down and put them all in very different circumstances.

Christine was walking her darlings yesterday when a neighbour’s large dog attacked them viciously.

Lenny (Maltese Shih Tzu) suffered severed mauling and lacerations. Winny (Pomeranian) suffered dislocation of her hip and lacerations.

Christine lives week-to-week surviving on the Newstart pension. With rent and the cost of utilities rising, she barely makes it through to the next week – let alone having to face 2 unexpected and high veterinary bills.

After Winny had her hip re-located, it was Lenny’s turn to have examination under anaesthesia and repair of his deep lacerations – but sadly Christine simply could not afford the cost.

Moe Vet contacted PMC who were able to donate our maximum to enable her to go to theatre and not have to be euthanised.

So pleased we could be there to help this loving family over-the-line.

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

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May 30th, 2019 8:00am

When aged pensioner Brian from Mornington Peninsula lost his wife recently, her best friend ‘Ra’ became even more important to the family.  Brian and his son David are recovering after recently losing their wife and Mum.  Her solace and No. 1 companion was a bundle of fluff and love – Ra.

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May 29th, 2019 8:00am

Cookie Gheorghiu is a life-line for widowed, disability pensioner Gabbi from Bonbeach who describes her 2 dogs as her babies.

 “They both sleep with me in bed and I go to a lot of effort to cook for them home made meals (chicken and veggies ….) because I want them to be healthy and live as long as possible.”

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May 27th, 2019 8:00am

Single Mum Cheree contacted PMC via our new application form at www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au.  She explained that she is a carer for her 6yr old daughter Indi who has autism.  Indi has had some bad experiences outside her home and is too afraid to leave the house, let alone go to school and therefore, Cheree cannot work.  Their 2yo cat Mudd and Arya are their assistance pets – keeping this little family connected and calm through their love.

Cheree explained that Mudd had injured his tail and then “my daughter tried to fix it more and in the process she has broken his tail and put Mudd into horrendous pain”.  He needed urgent surgery to amputate his tail but on a single parent / carer pension Cheree was simply unable to afford the cost.

“The situation is dire. I need to get Mudd’s tail amputated.  I am heart broken over this whole ordeal. I hope & pray that someone is able to help.” Said Cheree.

Prahran Vet Clinic to the rescue.  After discounting and capping their fees to $550 Pet Medical Crisis assistance enabled Mudd to go to surgery – leaving Mum Cheree debt free and very relieved.  

“Your help is insurmountable.    Omg thank you so much!!!  Your kindness and great work is so appreciated and I will forever be in debt to your amazing charity.  No words can express how thankful I am for your tenacity – you have been instrumental in the healing process for our family; we are forever grateful.”

Prahran vet then went over and above and are boarding Mudd free of charge for 7 days so that he can heal without the curiosity of Indi, or his feline lover Arya.

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

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May 24th, 2019 8:00am

Pets bring enormous joy to families and particular benefits to where family members have disabilities, are aged or unwell.

One such family in Simpson, Victoria, found themselves in an emergency situation when their beloved cat Eclipse required emergency surgery to survive.

She had given birth to one kitten at home but Dr David Broomfield had to operate urgently to save her life.  

Mum Desirae let us know they have 3 children with special needs at home.  “Finances become so desperate at times that the adults in the home barely eat for a few days. All of a fur babies help our children cope with their day and help them when they anxious, stressed or just upset.” Desirae added

“We don’t like asking for help and we try and make do but with this large bill it makes it a little harder.”  

Dr David from Murray Street Vet discounted their fees to $660, Desirae was able to pay $150 and Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to be able to donate $510 towards Eclipse’s surgery.

Sadly only one kitten survived and has since passed away – leaving Eclipse very sad in her Postop recovery.

Desexing vouchers are sometimes offered at Councils for owners who cannot afford the cost.

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

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May 23rd, 2019 8:00am

Pensioner Debbie B contacted PMC through our website’s Need Help application form: 

“I am on a pension and have already paid around $4,000 in vet fees to care for my cats. Stains the one I need help with has dental problems and been taken to emergency 3 times at Lort Smith Animal Hospital. They have told me I am looking at $1100 to do a full dental extraction.  My cat is my lifeline I love him so much and can’t bear to see him sick. Can you please help me as I am so distressed at the thought of him being in pain and not being able to help him. Please help”

Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to liaise with Southern Animal Health’s Dr Marcus Hayes who discounted Stains surgery by 50%.  With Debbie paying for diagnostics PMC were able to donate $550 to see this sweetheart well again and home to support his Mum as her life-line.

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

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May 22nd, 2019 8:00am

The following letter for one very special Mum fit the bill perfectly for Pet Medical Crisis to swing into action.

Lending a helping hand to get 12yo Eddy his much needed veterinary care, took the financial strain off the family and meant the world to single Mum Kerstin and her disabled daughter.

Castlemaine Vet nurse Jade and vet Dr Yvette Berkeley were the heroes who bought Pet Medical Crisis and this loving family together.

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

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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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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

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Single dad Arnold is on a disability pension due to visual impairment. Arnold loves his child, and also his fluffy child who is a six-year-old Half poodle half schnauzer. Arnold first realised that his lovely dog ‘Pep’ was having issues when he was struggling to eat and seemed very out of sorts. The worried dad who is on a very limited pension was desperate to do what he needed to help his best mate.

Arnold took his pup to the Heidelberg vet clinic to get him assessed and see what the issue was. Like 30% of our cases the issue was dentally related, which can turn very serious quickly. The Veterinary team were quick to recognise ‘Pep’ would need to have some very painful teeth removed, Arnold was able to pay some of the bill but knew he would need some help to afford to have the pressing work done. Pet Medical Crisis were contacted and asked for help to get ‘Pep’ all fixed up and out of the dreadful pain he was in.

When Arnold was asked what ‘Pep’ meant to him he quite simply said “He is my best mate.” Well said pretty much covers it all.

‘Pep’ had the work done to fix his winning smile and has now been allowed to head back home pain-free and happy as ever. Arnold is a great guy who just needed a little bit of kindness and help. ‘Pep’ means the world to Arnold, he is a necessary and huge part of his life. PMC is glad to have been able to help and we thank the Heidelberg vet clinic for their help. 

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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. 

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Amelia has suffered many different traumas in her young life and they stem back many years. She has struggled to cope with some of the events and still to this day is triggered badly from the pain she has experienced. The one true thing that helps Amelia is her love for her beautiful dog named ‘Minnie’. ‘Minnie’ has been by her side now for the last few years that have proven to be some of the hardest for her to face, however, the young dog has remained there for her no matter what. ‘Minnie’ is the lifeline for her mum and she helps her cope in a way nothing else can.

Recently ‘Minnie’ was struck by a car and was very severely injured which included an extremely badly broken leg that left the dog in incredible pain. Amelia was able to get her pooch to the vets to find out what could be done to help the sad little dog. The first vet surgery Amelia visited was not as helpful as the young mother needed and after doing so contacted us at Pet Medical Crisis. PMC recommended for Amelia to contact the Lort Smith Animal Hospital, but without wheels or a way there the problem continued. Thanks to Claire a wonderful volunteer for PMC she was able to deliver the dog to the great team at the centre.

Needing immediate surgery that Amelia was unable to afford PMC kicked in the maximum amount we could and then reached out to the public for help. Again the amazing kindness from Mr Rob Curtain from peninsula properties donated the remaining very large bill so that ‘Minnie’ would be able to be saved.

Sadly this event has sent Amelia back into hospital as she recovers at the same time as her lovely dog. PTSD is a cruel and torturous condition and this truly makes us appreciate the value our animals have in our lives.

We are so grateful for all the help and assistance we receive, from the vets to the donors to our volunteers and to or followers.

An enormous thank you to Lort Smith for the great work. Claire for your kindness and time in taking ‘Minnie’ to the Vet and for waiting all day. And to Mr. Rob Curtain you are truly one of the most generous and beautiful people we have ever known you are helping change the world for the better.

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Ashley and Adam love their big dog named ‘Rocky’. He is a friendly giant who is great fun and comfort to his family. Adam gave ‘Rocky’ to Ashley as a gift when she was 21 and she has adored him ever since -he is now eight years old. Ashley’s daughter has grown up with ‘Rocky’ who loves her and keeps her safe and happy. ‘Rocky’ has helped Ashley through some very difficult times in her life and he is very necessary and important to her life and wellbeing.

Adam and Ashley noticed that the big fella was struggling to eat, which anyone who knows Rottweilers understands that is far from normal. Soon after noticing he had a lump in his cheek the pair started to worry. The young family knew they had to get ‘Rocky’ to the vets to see what was wrong with him, but being unemployed due to Covid-19 and unable to receive a loan it would be very expensive and difficult to afford. The Berwick veterinary hospital diagnosed ‘Rocky’ and found he had some very severe growths in his mouth and a secondary one in his throat. ‘Rocky’ would need immediate surgery so PMC received the application to help and help we did.


“Rocky is my very first pet. He is my baby, my world. He’s family and means the absolute world to us! My daughter has grown to love him so much and just can’t see a life without him or getting the care he needs. He’s struggling to eat and that’s not like him, we are struggling to pay rent, bills, and other expenses.” Ashley told PMC.

Thanks to the help of the Berwick Veterinary hospital Pet Medical Crisis were able to step in and manage the case. PMC hopes that Ashley and Adam have many years with the big dog and he goes on to make old bones

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Six years ago Lyndal adopted her baby girl named ‘Tiger’ a Bull Arab mix dog. After seeing a sign that a puppy needed to be helped in her local milk bar, Lyndal made a decision that changed her forever. Over the past six years ‘Tiger’ has been there through all the hard moments that Lyndal faced. Through mental health issues and some extraordinarily traumatic times, ‘Tiger’ has been there as the rock that her loving owner has needed. ‘Tiger’ has meant survival to Mum Lyndal and that’s no exaggeration.

Lyndal noticed her pup was not eating, throwing up, eating grass, and was clearly deteriorating in front of her. ‘Tiger’ hadn’t been desexed, and was due to be neutered in July but due to finances, Lyndal had to cancel. Often what happens to female dogs when they aren’t desexed they develop a condition called pyometra which is deadly. ‘Tiger’ was taken to the local vets where she was told ‘Tiger’ needed urgent surgery or she would lose her life. Pet Medical Crisis was contacted and due to the necessitous circumstances, Lyndal was in PMC knew we had to manage the case for ‘Tiger’ to be saved.

“ I looked on the internet for hours after being quoted over $4500 for the operation, and they told me she would be likely to die from infection anyway. That’s when I found you guys (PMC) I filled out the forms on the website and heard back first thing the next morning. She is my everything. She saved my life I suffer from a few mental health issues and ‘Tiger’ is the reason I get out of bed every day. I know I need to feed, take her to the toilet, play, and give her lots of cuddles every day. She keeps me going. She means more than anything to me, I can’t imagine life without her. She is also my therapy dog.” The thankful Lyndal told team PMC showing how fast and important we take these situations.

After getting ‘Tiger’ to the great team at Tullamarine Animal Hospital they were able to operate and help the loving pair get out and reunite. Lyndal is over the moon now that ‘Tiger’ is safe and sound back at home recovering well.

PMC would like to stress the importance of getting your animals desexed not only to stop strays and euthanasia but also for the animal’s health and well being. 

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‘Max’ the Maltese cross is ten years old and has been an amazing part of his mum, Rhiannon’s life. He has helped her get through some of the hardest times in her life. Rhiannon believes he has literally saved her life many times, but this time it is Rhiannon who needs to save his life.

‘Max’ developed a couple of lumps on his leg and chest, Rhiannon knew something had to be done to help him. Getting little ‘Max’ to the vet team at Wendouree vet clinic, she was told that it could be a soft tissue sarcoma and would need to be removed in order for ‘Max’ to have a chance at surviving for any length of time.

“He’s my best mate, my baby boy he’s like my son,” Rhiannon said to us.

Rhiannon was unable to see how she was going to afford the surgery to help her baby boy. Thanks to the help of the staff at Wendouree vet clinic PMC was contacted, after seeing the full application and the necessitous circumstances Rhiannon was in at the time we were more than willing to help manage the case.

‘Max’ had the operation to remove the lumps and is now recovering from the surgery. Thanks for all the support you guys give us at PetMedicalCrisis throughout all of our incredible cases.

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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.

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‘Fara’ is a gorgeous girl. The black lab who is now 7 was trained to be a guide dog but didn’t succeed because she loves to play way too much. ‘Fara’ is now a companion dog for Monique suffers from some mental health issues and ‘Fara’ has been an amazing help to her. Monique has lost both of her parents recently and it’s been extra hard on her as her father was her primary carer.

“Fara is my companion dog, she means everything to me. Fara is all I have.” Monique said to PMC.

‘Fara’ suffers from arthritis and also has very long hairs in her ears that have caused infection in the past, but it is the urgent dental problems that sent Monique to the local vets in need of help. The Warby Veterinary Practice was an amazing help to ‘Fara’ and took on the case that Pet Medical Crisis had been asked to manage. Thankfully the adorable Lab had the procedure to help her dental situation and she is now back with her very relieved mum Monique.

Pet Medical Crisis is here to be a service that does more than pay vet bills, we help the owners manage to get through these times. Owners in necessitous circumstances truly need our help, and in order to help we need your support. 

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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.

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Stacey is a single mother of two young children who is now out of work thanks to COVID-19. Along with her other life challenges one of her children suffers autism and has large expenses that come with that.

Stacey believes that the best thing for her child is having their wonderful dog ‘Aria’ there to share support and love. Stacey has had 8 year old ‘Aria’ the Rottweiler girl since she was born and the family adores her.

When Stacey noticed that her loved dog was unwell she took her to our good friends at The Lort Smith to get a diagnosis and see what could be done. After the vets told Stacey that ‘Aria’ had plyometra due to not being de-sexed, she would need an operation to save her life.

The added expense for the treatment and the surgery would be beyond what Stacey could afford, however she knew how much ‘Aria’ means to the family and that she is a very necessary to their well being.

Aria was lucky to survive an infected uterus. PMC recommend desexing to save this problem.

PMC were contacted to help due to the families circumstances and we knew we could make the difference. “She’s our family! I met her when she was moments old and have loved her quirky cheekiness ever since.” Stacey told our team.

Lort Smith vets have since operated on the beautiful Rotti girl and we are told she is home and doing well as she recovers. Thanks to the Vet team for their help and all of you who donate or share our mission it all truly helps strengthen us and bring more help to those who most need it.