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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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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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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 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

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

PLEASE DONATE TO SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES

#savingpetstochangetheworld

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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