Melbourne, Dec 25 (ANI): A cat miraculously survived two weeks in a removal truck to be reunited with its family.
According to the Northern Territory News, Snowball had no food or water in the back of the truck as it travelled with his owner's furniture for more than 3000km from Minden in Queensland to Katherine in the Northern Territory.
The family was completely devastated when they lost the white Siamese-cross tom cat on the day the removalist packed everything from their Queensland home into the truck on December 9.
However, when the removal van arrived at their new home in Katherine - two weeks to the day after it was packed - and Snowball was found meowing while trapped inside a recliner, the family's devastation turned to sheer joy.The family had to cut the lounge chair open to free him.
Daniel and Kirsty Cochrane, along with daughters Carrie, 12, Taylah, 7, and two-year-old Rebekah said that it was their Christmas miracle.
"We've said that it is our Christmas miracle this year - it sounds corny but it is," News.com.au quoted Cochrane, as saying.
Vet Alex Burleigh said Snowball was "surprisingly well", despite of having undergone such an ordeal.
Although the cat has lost weight, it is expected to make a full recovery. (ANI)