A family from Southern California has been reunited with their cat after it went missing 12 years ago.
The cat, named Pilot, was found in a nearby city and taken to a local animal shelter.
The shelter scanned Pilot's microchip and was able to identify the cat and its owners.
The family was overjoyed to be reunited with their long-lost pet.
Pilot was in good health and had been well taken care of by whoever had been looking after him.
The family had never given up hope of finding Pilot and had always kept his memory alive.
The reunion has brought happiness to the family and serves as a reminder of the importance of microchipping pets.