Sheree Gale, 31, said her cat, Jessie, disappeared shortly after moving from Berry Springs, Northern Territory, to Ungarra, South Australia, in 2010 and there was no sign of the feline until she turned up at her old house in May of this year, the Sunday Territorian in Darwin reported Monday.
"I can't explain it," Gale said. "She hates getting into cars, so I think she has walked."
Jessie is now being cared for by the home's new residents, Troy and Jenn Humby.
"I thought it was strange because this cat was hanging around with the other two cats and I thought a wild one wouldn't do that," Jenn Humby said. "I took a photo and sent it to Sheree and she said it was definitely Jessie."