Elderly woman and her dog became boy’s heroes

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian

An elderly Geraldton woman and her little dog have come to the rescue of an autistic boy, after reuniting him with his best friend.

Manus the cat went missing from Mitchell Watts’ Shenton Street home on July 16, leaving the 10-year-old devastated.

Gay Landweher read about the boy’s loss in The Geraldton Guardian and contacted the paper, after her dog Tuppy alerted her to a cat under her Brede Street house.

The Guardian contacted Mitchell’s mother Belinda and within hours there were hugs all round as Manus and Mitchell were reunited after 11 days.

Mitchell Watts and cat Manus.
Camera IconMitchell Watts and cat Manus.

“(Belinda) called out the cat’s name about three times and it came running out and Mitchell picked him up and hugged him and then he hugged me,” Mrs Landweher said.

Mrs Watts said her son was overjoyed.

“Mitchell is so happy to have Manus back,” she said.

“He says the lady who found his cat is now his hero.”

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