Nobody knows how a 6-month-old gray-and-white cat named Spice journeyed more than 2,300 miles from her owner’s home in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Portland, Maine, before eventually being taken to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook, Maine, on Nov. 11.

Animal shelter workers found that Spice had a microchip implanted in her and managed to track her owner down in New Mexico. The owner was absolutely stunned and had no idea how her cat managed to travel so far.

“We have been around 103 years, and I will tell you this is the first time an animal has arrived at the shelter from anywhere further away than a 100-mile radius,” Animal Refuge League executive director Patsy Murphy said. “What are the chances?”

If you think microchips can’t help reunite you with your cat, then think again. Microchips can help your pet finds its way home one way or another, even if it has to travel to another state clear across the country to do it.

To read more about the New Mexico cat in Maine, click here.

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