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‘Maya’ is a 13-year-old kitty that loves to laze in the sun with his elderly pensioner Mum Tania. Tania has owned ‘Maya’ for virtually his entire life, the soft-natured cat is loyal, quiet and never far from his Mum.

“We just about live out in the garden, he snoozes in the sun most days. If I sit in the lounge he always comes over and tucks in beside me for cuddles, he is always there. He is such good company for me as I am on my own and a constant source of love for me so he really is my best mate and yes he is spoilt….why not.”

Three years ago when ‘Maya’ had really bad pain in his teeth and gums Tania was unable to afford the costs, and being unaware of Pet Medical Crisis meant that she was unable to get the treatment needed. Thanks to the kind nature of Vet Dr.Chris Gallagher from Hallam Park Animal Hospital he sent the application for the cat’s procedure to us at PMC, and it’s been our pleasure to manage the case and donate to cover the costs. Tania whose sister sadly passed away without a will now look forward to leaving the inheritance to help more humans and animals at PMC- stay tuned to learn more about our bequest program in the New Year. 

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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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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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June 9th, 2019 10:00am

Scout from the Mornington Peninsula has been her girl Rory’s no. 1 assistance for the past 6 years. Rory is on a DSP for anxiety and was devastated when her darling girl developed a blockage of her ureter – feeding from the kidney to her bladder.

Rory and her family did all they could to find the funds to save Scout. Without our $1,000 assistance Scout would not have been able to have surgery. At the delicate operation Dr Arthur House was able to insert a Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass (SUB) to maintain the flow of urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Scout looked to be making a good postoperative recovery until sadly 2 days postoperatively she went into renal failure and tragically Scout had to be given her eternal wings.

Pet Medical Crisis send our deepest sympathy to Rory and her family who did everything possible for their sweetest girl.

Rest In Peace dear Scout. Your girl is still talking to you and we know you are listening.

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

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Meet 9 mo Smokey pictured here before what would be the most tragic of circumstances.

Smokey’s young Mum Jennifer was living with her family in Langwarrin. The family took in a boarder who set fire to the house in his room.

The house burnt down and during the fire little Smokey tragically received burns to his paws, ears and back.

Having lost everything Jennifer couldn’t afford the cost of veterinary care but today realised little Smokey desperately needed help. Carrum Downs Vet contacted Pet Medical Crisis to see if we could support this little guy for his Mum. Smokey has 3rd degree burns to all 4 paws and multiple lacerations and burns.

With a $900 donation from Pet Medical Crisis, Smokey had his wounds cleaned under anaesthetic and silvadine burn cream applied to his paws and wounds. Smokey made a full recovery thanks to PMC.

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

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