Aug 18, 2021

Elderly woman saved by pet cat that alerted neighbours after a dangerous fall

Police began searching for the elderly woman after she was reported missing from her home on Saturday. 

During the search, neighbour Tamar Longmuir noticed the 83-year-old woman’s cat was constantly meowing and appeared to be trying to draw attention to the corner of a nearby maize field.

Knowing the close bond that her elderly neighbour has with her cat, Ms Longmuir decided to follow the feline’s lead and was soon able to locate her elderly neighbour, who had fallen 20 metres down a steep embankment and into a ravine.

“The cat is very attached to her, and he was going back and forth in the gateway and meowing, so I decided to go and search the maize field,” Longmuir said.


“Just as I was going to go off the path and start going through the crop, I heard a very faint response to my calling. I then quickly realised my neighbour was down the 70-foot ravine,” she told Sky News

“She had gone through the barbed wire and was laying in the stream – we think she had been in there for hours,” said Ms Longmuir.

Water rescue specialists were called upon to hoist the elderly woman to safety, and she is now recovering in hospital where she is in good spirits.

According to both authorities and neighbours, things could have been a lot worse if it wasn’t for the elderly woman’s cat, which is named Piran.

“Without the cat waiting at the gate to that field, it could have been hours later that I or anyone else would have checked in there,” Longmuir said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Wheelchair-Bound Man Catches Fire And Dies In Aged Care Smoking Area

The government’s Aged Care Complaints Commissioner is investigating the death of a wheelchair-bound man after he was left unattended and caught fire at a nursing home in NSW. 56 year old Kenneth Andrews Seach was found in the smoking area of an aged-care home in Tuncurry, NSW Mid North Coast on August 26, and suffered... Read More

‘Living Apart Together’: The New Trend in the Over 60’s

‘Grey divorce’ as it’s termed is increasing in Australia – that is, divorces in older couples that have previously been in long-lasting marriages. The Australia Bureau of Statistics have shown that the age of divorcees is at a record high. Couples sometimes simply drift apart and start thinking about what they’ll be doing for the... Read More

Interview Janet Anderson – Commissioner, Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission

  Transitioning to the New Quality Standards “Regulation is necessary but not sufficient”… How will providers be regulated and sanctioned against the new standards? Interview with Janet Anderson , Commissioner, Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission Read More
Exit mobile version