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Single Mum Rachel moved to a big beach house in San Remo with her little girl and her dogs. After working for years in promotions/modeling Rachel wanted to do what she felt was more meaningful work to make a difference in the community. After doing some work for a NFP group in community care she was living the life of her dreams with her little girl Chelsea and their dogs.

‘Meeka’ one of her dogs developed a lump on her gum when she was 2 and has had several operations already as the issue seemed never-ending. One day out of the blue Rachel felt numbness in her legs and soon found out the issue was very serious. Rachel was diagnosed with neural spinal stenosis, discogenic disease/ Osteoarthritis in 4 points in the spine, this meant now she could not work and needed to move closer to a city where she could get the help required in Frankston.

“Meeka is my companion, my baby. Chelsea always said Meeka was her dog……….
I agreed but knew l was the one she curled up to each night. My disability forces me to now use a walking stick, crutches, grabbers and a shower chair.l am mostly housebound, and doing daily life is difficult. My little dogs are my only friends since moving to a new area.”

‘Meeka’ continues to fight with her health issues as does her brave mum Rachel, but it has now become the dire situation that part of ‘Meeka’s’ jaw needs to be removed to help her stay alive. PMC feel honoured to be able to help manage this case along with the wonderful and caring team at SAH led by Drs’. Marcus, Nick, and Karin.

“I love Meeka so much, she is like a support dog now l have a chronic illness…(she comforts me when l cry) Financially l am struggling now on Newstart. It is more than tough. I thank the Pet Medical for being a Godsend. Without you, l would still be feeling alone, and my poor puppy.. well l do not like to think about that. You have restored my faith in humans, and will be forever grateful for such a caring and compassionate organisation.” Said the forever grateful Rachel.

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Francesca is on a disability pension due to several different ongoing conditions. Francesca has also had lymphedema from cancer treatment and 3 cerebral aneurysms. She is a single parent and has suffered from panic attacks with a very limited support network around to help her. When she purchased her dog from a Facebook group she did so after being told how much of a difference a dog can make to a humans mental well being, and it was the right information because her dog ‘Tessa’ has been an incredible support for her since she purchased her at the age of 18 months. ‘Tessa’ loves to snuggle with her mum, and she is so much of an inside girl that if she is put outside for a run she cries at the door. Through some of the toughest times in Francesca’s life, ‘Tessa’ has been by her side.

“Just after I got Tessa she sat with me while I did nothing but cry my eyes out for weeks….she has been my companion ever since and I’d be so devastated if I ever lost her.” Francesca reflected on one of her toughest moments.

‘Tessa’ was hit by a car on 27th December – and the driver simply drove away. ‘Tessa’ sustained an open fracture to her front left leg and was seen by Warragul vet at home as Francesca doesn’t own a car so she could not drive her there. The vet took Tessa to their clinic for diagnostic X-rays and stabilisation, and then ‘Tess’ was taken to the Lort Smith animal hospital with a deposit borrowed from the elderly pensioner neighbour. ‘Tessa’ needed to have the leg amputated but with a significant bill that PMC helped with and thanks to our community and followers for helping.

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‘Missy’ is a stunning American Bulldog that was given to Kate 4 years ago. Kate is on a single parenting pension but still works part-time to make ends meet. ‘Missy’ was injured while playing roughly with another dog and tore her ACL. Due to the injury, Mum Kate has taken to sleeping on the floor so that ‘Missy’, who tends to be a bed hog won’t further damage her ACL while she is on her pain medication.

“I am a single mum to a 12-year-old who is starting high school this year and I have tried to put in for loans and have asked family and friends if I could borrow from them and was unsuccessful so PMC is my last opportunity.” Kate who had tried every avenue she could to save her girl from premature death.

‘Missy’ is very special to the family and goes almost everywhere with them. She is an extremely social dog and loved by all who meet her, so much so that a four-year-old family friend offered to pay for the surgery with her pocket money. Pet Medical Crisis is happy to donate our maximum and Maffra Vet has kindly allowed Kate to pay off the remaining every week going forward.
‘Little Missy’ is on the way to full recovery.

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Franky is a 38-year-old single father; much like many single parents, he finds the costs of living sometimes beyond his means. Living in Maryborough with his 5-year-old daughter Esther the pair of them love their dogs dearly, two blue heelers named ‘Chachi’ and ‘Joanie’. ‘Joanie’ the eldest of the two pups is now 7.

She is the closest thing that young Esther has to a Mum,” Franky said through tears after being awake all night worried sick, “I feel like it’s my fault and I should have acted earlier but I didn’t have the money.”

Franky didn’t have the money to have ‘Joanie’ Desexed and she developed a life-threatening infection in her uterus that needed urgent surgery. The family is now back together thanks to some quick work from Team PMC managing the case from the get-go, and of course, the Maryborough vet clinic Led by Dr. Joel. Esther is one happy little girl again. Hopefully, we can spread this story out so others understand why it is so important for your dogs’ health to be de-sexed but also vital for the community.

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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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