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‘Stella’ is not even one year old yet and about as cute as they come. The thing that isn’t cute is when a clumsy puppy severely hurts itself.

Mario and Carmela adopted their mini fox terrier last year from Little River. She is adorable and very affectionate, but as we said earlier a little ungainly at the moment which led to her accident. ‘Stella’ was on a table and fell hard onto her right leg and was lame and sore immediately. After getting the tiny dog to the vets for x-rays it was discovered she had badly damaged the right hip, and it would need surgery to alleviate her pain. ‘Stella’s’ owners knew that they were unable to afford the surgery to help her and were directed to PMC for help in managing the case and the financial burden.

“We are so thankful to Pet Medical Crisis for all of their help, we can’t thank them enough!” Carmela told us after the surgery.

Thanks to the great work from the team @peninsulavetcare and the doctor in charge, Dr. Kate, ‘Stella’ the awkward puppy is back at home, sore but recovering well. PMC is sure this little lady will be back in full swing in no time.

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Jo is a disability support pensioner who had been in the hospital for 6 weeks and endured a 14-hour surgery to remove cancer from her body. After her money from her NDIS had all been used on her treatment and recovery, she was unable to afford the flea medication needed for her dog and best friend ‘Muffin’ a Maltese X Schitzu. Jo is without family support and poor little ‘Muffin’ had developed bad skin irritation from what the fleas had done to his sensitive skin. Jo asked for PMC to help her and even though it’s not what we normally do we knew what she had been through and wanted to assist her.

“Thank you once again for your help. It is a great relief to have someone so caring do something so helpful to me and my dog, he is my family in a time when I am not doing so well. It means the world to me and I am very humbled by your generosity and care for my family and my situation.” Jo said to the PMC team.

Exhausted by her surgery and other treatments the very thankful pensioner finally can at least relax knowing for now her 10-year-old boy will be no longer be distressed and itchy.

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‘Cruiser’ is a 7-year-old pug who has had a tough trot. It was only a few months ago she had her eye removed due to a blood vessel popping then she suffered from life-threatening pancreatitis. But things went from bad to worse when Cruiser fractured her elbow very badly which meant sadly she needed to have it amputated. Owners Zoe and her partner both suffer from mental health issues and are on disability pensions. The thing that helps them most is having their lovely pets who mean the world to them and their health. Zoe says her kids, 4 and 10, adore both their little furry siblings.

Seeing how badly ‘Cruiser’ was suffering, Mum Zoe sourced various veterinary opinions and got her to the Animal Vet Maffra who discounted their costs to help save Cruiser’s life. Zoe heard about PMC via our Facebook connections and applied for help at www.petmedicalcrisis.com.au. PMC managed the case with Dr Mark at AVM and we donated our maximum to relieve the family’s crippling financial burden. After hearing over the phone that we could help to get her pup fixed up, Zoe broke down in tears of relief.

Little Cruiser is recovering well so far and the family is over the moon that she is ok and back with them. It’s cases like this where we see the undeniable difference pets make in the lives and mental health of humans, and especially to the people who suffer from different forms of illness.

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Sue makes room for Vini on her scooter so they are always together

Sue is an aged and disabled pensioner who adores her cat ‘Vini’, but Vini has been in some serious trouble with his teeth and gums. When he was taken to the kind vets at Castlemaine Vet Clinic they realised the cat had broken lower molars with gum recession, which needed to be extracted. Jade from Castlemaine Vet was fantastic in arranging an application to receive help from PMC who jumped at the chance to manage the case and assist alleviating with the financial pressure Sue was under. Castlemaine vets helped with discounting the procedure and PMC covered the difference.

Sue picking her boy up from Castlemaine Vet

Sue is feeling very blessed this Christmas as ‘Vini’ is in her words – “Her entire world”.

For many people this time of the year can be very difficult and lonely, so we at PMC thank all of you who donate or share what we do to help pet owners that need our love and support most. 

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‘Roxie’ was a birthday gift for Emma from Lalor, her favorite birthday gift ever. That is six years ago now and the Kelpie cross is still full of energy even though she only has three legs. Emma’s kids adore the bubbly girl especially her eldest boy Jake who would be lost without his furry sister. The mid-sized dog swears she’s a lap dog and always looks for a comfortable spot, often the nearest lap or ledge.

We don’t know what we would without Roxie we love her so much and she makes a world of difference to the family. She still crazy even on her three legs!” Laughed the relied Emma.

But then one day Emma noticed that ’Roxie’s’ face had started to swell rapidly and she was in a great deal of pain. Getting ‘Roxie’ to the vet as quickly as she could they soon realised that there was a huge issue with her teeth. Without all the funds needed for the surgery, the single parent was directed to PMC for assistance. PMC took management of the case and kicked in the rest of the money also. ‘Roxie’ is now safe and sound back with her team climbing from lap to lap once more.

A big thanks to the crew at Whittlesea vet practice for your great work.

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‘Hannah’ is a big girl who is very shy and often seems cranky with strangers because of this. Her mum Shayne is currently waiting for a bilateral lung transplant and has spent most of her pension on keeping herself well enough as she patiently waits for the surgery.

‘Hannah’ has had a bad eye infection before and the medicine is costly, but due to her nervous reactions to the vets in Moe, they need to put her to sleep to administer the cream for her eye which makes the procedure far more expensive and out of Shayne’s financial grasp.

PMC has paid for the treatment for the very uncomfortable, “Dry eye” which has allowed her to return to the side of her Mum while she has the dreadful wait for the life-changing operation. Thank you to Moe vets for helping us manage this case and wish Shayne and ‘Hannah’ all the best for the upcoming surgery. This case clearly illustrates the value of the human-animal bond, and how necessary it is for people in physical or mental hardships.

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Samantha is a single mother of 4 children. Three of these lovely children have some major health challenges. At the moment the young family is homeless, having to go from couch to couch to get a roof over their heads, while WAYS in Dandenong search to get them a more permanent home. The family have one furry member who they all care for dearly, in fact, she’s very Fluffie just like her name ‘Fluffie’!

The family is doing it so hard at the moment we often forget how good we have it. ‘Fluffie’ is a 10yo domestic medium-haired cat who has had a partial dental clearance 3 months ago. Samantha paid off what she was able to through VetPay but has not been able to pay any more as ‘Fluffie’ needed steroid injections prior to his next surgery

Thanks to the kind discount at Peninsula Vetcare, Pet Medical Crisis were pleased to be able to donate the full amount for the rest of the surgery as we managed the case. Samantha was extremely emotional saying –

That was the best Christmas gift I could have ever wanted. It is an enormous relief to our family.

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June 19th, 2019 10:00am

Mum Carol visits her desperately ill boy in hospital

Mum Carol Watt from Kerang couldn’t give up on her boy Puss-Puss who saved her life 8 months ago when she felt suicidal. In financial crisis though she had nowhere else to turn.

350 mls of pus was drained from Puss-Puss’s chest cavity and with a $1,000 donation from PMC and another large single donation of $1,000 from one of our supporters, Carol and her 10 yo daughter were relieved of the financial burden and were able to get their loved boy home again to make all of their lives that much sweeter.

Pets bring untold mental health therapy – and securing that bond for owners in necessitous circumstances is what Pet Medical Crisis do best.

Pet Medial Crisis is a registered not-for-profit charity which helps pensioners with the cost of unexpected vet bills.

With Puss Puss, a single donation was re-dedicated to the case from unused fundraising for another pet whose owners were no longer in need. The charity keeps donors updated if they make a donation that is no longer needed to enable a refund, to be rededicated or kept with the charity for another case.

Rest and heal sweetheart… Love from all your friends at PMC xxxxooooxxxx

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August 19, 2019 10:00am

When single Mum Anna adopted 2 kittens from RSPCA everything was terrific. She had young children, security and the promise of prosperous days ahead.

Turns for the worse couldn’t have been more unexpected and when her Ally became unwell, she was devastated to not be able to afford her veterinary care.

Nurse Kim from Casey Vet Pakenham called on Pet Medical Crisis and after a significant discount on Waffle’s veterinary costs it was determined that she had ingested poison. With prompt hospitalisation and treatment her prognosis was good – but Anna simply couldn’t afford the cost.

Pet Medical Crisis donated $1,000 to give this sweet girl the chance to get over-the-line and home to her loving family.

Unfortunately, Waffles was becoming more and more unwell. Through her heartbreak, Anna had to choose to give her angel her eternal wings.

Our deepest sympathy and respect to this heartbroken family.

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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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