A family from New York now living abroad received some wonderful news — their cat, missing for a decade, has been found.
Mimi went missing 10 years ago in East Setauket, News 12 Long Island reported.
The Price family said they spent a year putting up flyers in hopes of finding their wayward feline, but had no success.
“We gave up on hope that we would find her but I always knew she was going to be a survivor,” Richard Price told the news organization. “If there’s a cat that’s going to do it — it’s going to be her. So when we found out she was alive, that was absolutely amazing.”
The Price family moved to Spain with their three other cats in 2015, according to the Daily Voice. Last week, they received a call that Mimi had been found and turned in to the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter, WNBC-TV reported.
The shelter’s supervisor, Linda Klampfl, told the television station that the cat had badly matted fur.
“It felt like a shield of armor, that’s how bad she was matted,” Klampfl told WNBC.
Because the cat was microchipped, the shelter was able to discover that Mimi was the cat the Prices lost.
Richard Price said he was stunned by the news and that it was “absolutely amazing” that Mimi was still alive.
“Oh my god she’s alive, this is fantastic,” Price told WNBC. “And, ‘Oh my god we left her there.’”
The Prices said they will be returning to Long Island in January to pick up Mimi, News 12 Long Island reported.