In 2009, a woman lost her cat, Cleo, while attending college in Kemptville, Ontario. Six years later, Betty-Jean Matthews, president of Stuck in the Mud Animal Rescue, found the cat wandering around Brockville, Ontario.

She took the cat into an animal shelter where it was on the list to be euthanized. That’s when a veterinarian noticed a tattoo on the cat’s ear, traced to an Edmonton veterinary clinic where the cat had been spayed in 2009.

The veterinarian clinic contacted Cleo’s owner, who now lives in Alberta. Volunteers are now raising funds to ship Cleo back to her original owner, proving once and for all that if a cat goes missing, there’s still a chance you can get it back.

To read more about Cleo’s impending reunion with her owner, click here.