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. 

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!!

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