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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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‘Marty’ the dear DSH tabby cat was bitten by a snake on Saturday nearly two weeks ago. ‘Marty’ is the much-loved pet of Bev who adores all of her animals passionately. After noticing that her active boy had stopped playing and had gone somewhat limp, she rushed him to the local vets for assistance. Delatite Veterinary Services were fantastic in getting the tabby some help, and they knew that with the pension Bev received it was going to be beyond her financial reach to save his life.

Dr. Katherine got in touch with PMC directly and told us what was required to help the kitty from certain death, which was all we needed to hear. PMC took on the management of the case and helped with the financial side of it also. After a dose of antivenin ‘Marty’ began to turn the corner and start eating again. ‘Marty’ needed to remain in hospital on supportive care for 4-5 days, which added to the cost enormously.

“Delatite vet has been terrific – well managed and all the staff is wonderful. Delatite vet deserves to be congratulated on being so helpful and flexible and putting the pet’s needs first. Anna Manning and the staff are fabulous. I still need to find quite a bit of money and how to find this is unknown but I’ll pay it off slowly”. Said the ever hopeful, Bev

“PMC’s help is terrific – it means to me that I don’t have to be so anxious and the vet can keep doing their great work.”

Bev suffered a severe head trauma a while back and it has impacted her life badly since. Her short-term memory is almost non-existent and she is unable to work any longer after what was quite a successful career prior to the incident. Bev has no family support and loves her animals like they are her children, they comfort and help with her mental well being greatly.

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Eleisha is currently studying to be a nurse while she manages to bring up her 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Eleisha is a single mum who has battled with severe depression but loves her animals like they are her own children and understands the value that her pets add to her life.

‘Emerson’ is a two-year-old adoption tomcat who was hit by a taxi that didn’t even stop to see if he was ok. Eleisha took him to the vet near her at Mt. Pleasant who x-rayed his leg it showed that his femur had dislocated dorsally. Unable to afford the cost to help her loved pet Eleisha reached out to the team at PMC. The first action for PMC was to get ‘Emerson’ to our friends at Southern Animal Health who instantly discounted the cost of the surgery needed.

“We met Emerson last year through a cage. Every time we went to walk away he would make a high pitched yowl until we went back. My girls begged me to adopt him and he has been our best mate ever since. He means the world to us.” Eleisha looked back on meeting ‘Emerson’.

The surgery went perfectly and the affectionate cat is recovered. Thanks once again for our heroes at SAH for helping this lovely family stay together. People who realise how much their pets can help with mental stability understand the undeniable difference they make, and how tragic it is to have them put to sleep for financial reasons. Thanks for your support and for sharing our mission.

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Katrina has had ‘Alvin’ for approximately 10 years and he means the world to her family, consisting of her husband and 2 boys who are now 10 and 13 years old. The two young boys don’t know a life without their beloved ‘Alvin’. When ‘Alvin’ wouldn’t get out of bed Katrina knew something was wrong with her boy. Overnight something had lodged in his oesophagus, he was clearly in trouble.

‘Alvin’ was taken to the local veterinary surgery Maffra Animal Hospital, where he was X-rayed and it was confirmed a bony foreign body was trapped in his oesophagus at the diaphragm. With stress levels at a maximum, Pet Medical Crisis was contacted and we stepped in to help manage the case. Needing surgery to remove the bone Katrina knew the costs would be beyond their means at the time so PMC kicked in and Maffra Animal Hospital was kind enough to discount, this allowed the family to pay the remaining amount to save their fluffy puppy.

“Our stress was most definitely a 10 on finding out we could possibly lose Alvin and the immense relief when we heard of your charity (Pet Medical Crisis) is beyond how words can explain. Many tears happy and sad were cried that day.” Said the super grateful mum.

‘Alvin’ is very lucky to have survived and he has also agreed to be more careful eating from now on. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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‘Cruiser’ is a 7-year-old pug who has had a tough trot. It was only a few months ago she had her eye removed due to a blood vessel popping then she suffered from life-threatening pancreatitis. But things went from bad to worse when Cruiser fractured her elbow very badly which meant sadly she needed to have it amputated. Owners Zoe and her partner both suffer from mental health issues and are on disability pensions. The thing that helps them most is having their lovely pets who mean the world to them and their health. Zoe says her kids, 4 and 10, adore both their little furry siblings.

Seeing how badly ‘Cruiser’ was suffering, Mum Zoe sourced various veterinary opinions and got her to the Animal Vet Maffra who discounted their costs to help save Cruiser’s life. Zoe heard about PMC via our Facebook connections and applied for help at www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au. PMC managed the case with Dr Mark at AVM and we donated our maximum to relieve the family’s crippling financial burden. After hearing over the phone that we could help to get her pup fixed up, Zoe broke down in tears of relief.

Little Cruiser is recovering well so far and the family is over the moon that she is ok and back with them. It’s cases like this where we see the undeniable difference pets make in the lives and mental health of humans, and especially to the people who suffer from different forms of illness.

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It seems like a very simple thing but is so often underestimated, that is the quality care from a vet that understands the value of dogs to their owners. Garry, a single pensioner from Warnambool recently fell in his bathroom and broke his neck. Unable for the first time in his life to be able to afford the vet treatment he needed to borrow from his son to take care of his girl ‘Poppy’ who has developed diabetes and lost her eyesight. After using all the money he had and borrowed on her treatment, he was told to put his favourite thing in the world to sleep, which he valiantly opposed. “She’s all I’ve got.” was his actual response.

Garry decided he needed to give ‘Poppy’ the chance she rightly deserved and changed vets to see the team at “The Vet Group at Warnambool” led by the amazing Dr. David. PMC was contacted to help manage the case and Dr. David created a simple & sustainable option for Garry that works within his cost constraints. Often changing the way a treatment is offered can have a profound impact on the pet and owner – thanks to Dr. David for his kind and compassionate care of Garry and ‘Poppy’.

“I’ve got my little baby back,” said Garry. “She’s slept by my side for 10 years and the thought of losing her kept me up pacing the house so many nights. I can’t tell you what your help means to me. Can you send me raffle books to sell? I’ll be telling everyone about you. God bless you…”

“This has been the 1st time I’ve needed help in my life and it’s hard to ask for help.”
What a great result. 

These bushfires have taken so much from so many, including many human lives and millions of animals. It is with great hope we post this message that ‘Arnie’ the working dog isn’t another fatality. The loyal and smart cattle dog was doing what he does best when he was bitten by a snake. Charles, his master, didn’t even notice the fearless canine had taken a bite because ‘Arnie’ didn’t hesitate or stop work for a second. As they finished for the day Charles noticed his boy was off and seemed unsure on his normally very steadfast legs.

As the roads into and out of Omeo were closed due to the threat of bush-fires no veterinary care was available to save ‘Arnie’. Thanks to a wonderful vet nurse Katie who had worked at Bairnsdale Vet and who happened to be in Omeo. She availed herself to assist. As soon as they were able to get through to the Omeo Medical Centre they were able to provide antivenin and intravenous therapy and Katie the vet nurse provided supervision over Arnie for 2-3 days, ensuring his survival.

PMC was asked to help by the reluctant farmer who didn’t want to take donations, but we know how much ‘Arnie’ means to his family so we were more than happy to help manage the case as best we can along with Dr. Jade at Bairnsdale vet today. Arnie developed a mega-oesophagus from the snake bite venom and was taking time to improve which is par for the course at this stage. After surviving the night ‘Arnie’ was fighting hard. His temperature was down and he had a gastric tube in while he was being fed every two hours.

‘Unfortunately, the warrior gave it all he had but bushfires responsible for another tragic loss.

‘Arnie’ fought as hard as he could and for a brief time looked as if he would make it through.

Unfortunately, factors related to the fires, waiting time and his warrior drive of never wanting to slow down have cost him the ultimate price. Our hearts go out to his loving family Carol, Charles and all the beautiful humans who gave him a genuine chance, Katie for your kindness and care and the Omeo Hospital for everything you’ve done along with the vets and staff in Bairnsdale.

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