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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.

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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.

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

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Circumstances have often taken a turn-for-the-worse for many of the pensioners we assist. Mum Leonie previously held high paying positions. With 4 children in her care who desperately wanted a puppy, she adopted an unwanted Shitzu Cavalier Spaniel when he was 10 weeks old.

Over time Leonie has succumbed to mental health issues. Baxter became her baby and she couldn’t be without him. “He is my only companion – my reason to get up and always by my side. He has the sweetest, most gentle personality.”

Baxter is 13 now and has pain from his teeth cavities and gum disease. He also has a growth on his back which he is starting to try to get at.

Leonie was offered a payment plan by a vet but she couldn’t come up with a deposit for half.

Pet Medical Crisis arranged for Baxter to be seen at Southern Animal Health and thanks to our donation he had his teeth cleaned, 5 removed and the nasty growth on his back removed.

Thanks to PMC, Baxter is back home by his loving Mum’s side.

Leonie said: “I am so grateful to have been able to get this done and as soon as I can, I will donate back.”

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

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A well known homeless duo, Mungo Andrew and Ernie have been struggling to find a place to live, mainly because most rentals don’t want a dog. But not Sarah from Langwarrin who last week rented out a room in her home to this top team.

Ernie got on extremely well with Sarah’s 2 Heelers and Doberman X and said ‘Ernie is a grouse dog, well behaved, gets on well with other dogs and just loves everyone’.

Life was looking on the up when Mungo took Ernie along with him to mow a lawn in Karingal. Tragically they were involved in a serious car accident, leaving them both in a critical condition.

Mungo was taken to hospital in an ambulance and the wonderful CFA stayed with Ernie and got him to Karingal Vet.

Without the owner to vouch for payment, Karingal Vet never missed a beat. They rushed Ernie straight in to emergency surgery for a ruptured spleen. Nurse Sarah contacted Pet Medical Crisis (PMC) and we were able to donate our maximum but more was needed. On hearing of the case, donations came flooding in from a wonderfully supportive community and Second Chance Rescue offered to cover the bill.

Here’s a little clip of Ernie getting ready to be discharged home to Sarah and waiting for his Dad to get out of intensive care. He’s been a wonderfully popular patient – and we can see just why.

Thanks to: Ambulance Victoria; CFA Langwarrin and Karingal; Karingal Vet; Landlord Sarah; Pet Medical Crisis; the extraordinary community and Rescued With Love. What a top team!!!!

Mungo and Ernie went on to both make full recoveries and are reunited in health.

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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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You’ve gotta love a smart dog! When you adopt a dog and it becomes an assistance dog without you even knowing it was going to be…. They adopted a dog from Gumtree last year who was supposed to be euthanised if not
rehomed asap.  Alana Fox drove over and took Jax – Border Collie X Labrador.  

They got him home and he was acting unusually – running between the daughter’s room and the Mother’s.  They thought they’d made a mistake getting him and when Alana went to see what he was doing she found her daughter was having a panic attack and the dog was trying to alert her.  Not bad for day 1!
 
From then on he has kept the daughter calm, always positions himself to be beside her and alerts her Mother if there is a concern. Alana then had an accident – fell and fractured her ankle.  Multiple surgeries failed and she had to have a below-knee amputation last year.  The fibula end is causing problems so she can’t get a prosthesis fitted and may need to return to theatre to have it trimmed.  She was placed on DSP, had 1/2 price taxis, etc but had to borrow from both daughters to pay living expenses, etc. She was maxed out and in debt which includes the consultation for Jax at Sandown Vet.

Jax needed urgent dental surgery which the family was never going to be able to afford so in we stepped. PMC to the rescue.

Thanks to Southern Animal Health and volunteer driver Michelle Layet who drove to pick them up and drop them home.

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

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Meet Lenny and Winny Gibson from Moe who are constant companions and everything to their loving Mum Christine. Their world’s turned upside down and put them all in very different circumstances.

Christine was walking her darlings yesterday when a neighbour’s large dog attacked them viciously.

Lenny (Maltese Shih Tzu) suffered severed mauling and lacerations. Winny (Pomeranian) suffered dislocation of her hip and lacerations.

Christine lives week-to-week surviving on the Newstart pension. With rent and the cost of utilities rising, she barely makes it through to the next week – let alone having to face 2 unexpected and high veterinary bills.

After Winny had her hip re-located, it was Lenny’s turn to have examination under anaesthesia and repair of his deep lacerations – but sadly Christine simply could not afford the cost.

Moe Vet contacted PMC who were able to donate our maximum to enable her to go to theatre and not have to be euthanised.

So pleased we could be there to help this loving family over-the-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.

PLEASE DONATE TO SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES