WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND – Millie, a white ginger kitty, went missing after failing to return home for dinner one day in Swindon, Wiltshire.
Facebook appeals and posters proved fruitless in trying to find the pet.
However, owners Angie Tracey, 39, and daughter Jade Fenwick, 21, were overjoyed when they got a call from a veterinary office in Lancaster.
Two-year-old Millie was found exactly 208 miles outside a local school. She was positively identified by her microchip.
Ms Tracey had absolutely no idea how Millie had traveled north but said she was well looked after.
She stated: “Millie is a homebody. She would only ever hang around our garden or next door’s so we were very concerned.”
“When it came to after Christmas we gave up hope, we thought she had died or someone had stolen her.”
She went on to say: “It’s a complete mystery how she got there, whether she got in the boot of the car or was stolen, we just have no idea.
“But someone had clearly been feeding her as she didn’t look neglected.”
Ms Tracey asked for photos and the microchips all matched up.
She stated: “After six months I thought I would never see her again.
“I was devastated because Millie is like my cat and I couldn’t stop crying about not seeing her.
“She was a bit nervous when she came back but as soon as I called her by her nickname Moo-moo she knew exactly who I was and started purring and nuzzling me.”