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.


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

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