Cat is returned to its owner 16 years after it goes missing

If you’ve ever lost a pet, you officially are not allowed to give up hope of finding them again. A beloved orange cat named Poldi was found 16 years after it ran away from its home near Munich, Germany. The cat’s ear had been tattooed by its owners before he fled, presumably got lost, and spent the next 16 years surviving in the woods. The near-starving, now-aged cat was taken into a shelter recently, and the tattoo led to the identification of his owners. Poldi will be reunited with his original family later this week.