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

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