There have been many stories of animals being returned to their owners after going missing, but this latest one out of the United Kingdom may take the cake.
According to the Daily Mail
, Salem, an adorable black feline, was returned to her owners after being missing for more than 11 years. Their sweet reunion appropriately took place during the recent holiday season.
Salem's owner, Chloe Hill, was just 6-years-old when her beloved companion disappeared. The cat was microchipped, but after three weeks of searching and following up on endless leads, the family gave up hope.
"Chloe was heartbroken at the time," Karen Hill, Chloe's mother, told the news outlet. "We'd only had her for a few weeks when she went missing, but she absolutely adored her."
Salem was turned in to the local Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) on Christmas Eve after she was found wandering the streets. However, because she was house-trained, the Hills believe she had been diligently cared for throughout the years.
According to its website, the RSPCA has been working to help animals
in need since 1824.