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“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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