Little girl looking for pet cows after flood
SIX-year-old Meg Keenan is desperate to find her beloved heifer Majesty, who was swept away by floodwater at her Lowmead family home with two other cows last week.
Meg painted “missing cows” signs, which she planned to hang around town once the floodwater trapping her inside her home receded.
The family watched on as four cows floated away in the gushing floodwater. Mrs Keenan said one cow made it to a neighbour’s dry land, but the three others weren’t as lucky.
“I could see the heifers on a small grass patch. As I was calling out to them they started swimming, but some of them went towards a heap of trees, where the land drops off and it would have been deeper,” she said.
“One of them made it to our neighbour’s place ... which is nothing short of amazing due to the current and the tide.
“(Meg) knows they’re gone, but she has this sense of hope that someone will find them.”
The south Lowmead property, which backs on to Baffle Creek, has been the Keenan home for two years.
When the Rural Weekly spoke to Mrs Keenan she was hopeful there would be a food drop at the weekend.
MISSING: Jess Keenan and her family watched three of their cows float away in floodwater.