Warracknabeal couple Lisa and Dion Woods on Sunrise
WARRACKNABEAL couple Lisa and Dion Woods thought they would never see their beloved cats again.
Originally from the Sunshine Coast, the couple’s two cats Harriet and Lloyd escaped the night before the move south.
Mrs Woods said the couple searched for the microchipped pets to no avail.
They moved to the Wimmera sad but hopeful.
Five years later, Harriet has been found.
Mrs Woods said she received a call from a Queensland pound saying the cat had been found and was ready to collect.
“That proves the magic of microchipping - my cat was found even though it is 2000 kilometres away,’’ she said.
The Woods are hoping to find a new home for Harriet.
Mrs Woods said the vet had recommended a home without any other animals already.
She said the couple had already taken on two more cats.
Harriet is in the hands of 4 Paw Animal Rescue and will receive an operation on her teeth, which have become cracked over the past five years.
She will then be listed on the group's website as needing a new home.
Harriet’s story has seen her featured on Queensland media and on Channel 7’s Sunrise morning show.
"I don't think they will have a problem finding a home for her - she has become a bit of a celebrity," Mrs Woods said.
She said Harri's story shows the importance of microchipping pets.
"It's so crazy that she has been found after all this time," she said.