Sid the cat is back in the hands of his owner and doing well, after pulling a disappearing act eight years ago.
In the summer of 2010, Dan Stephen and his family were getting ready to move to a new home in Fort Saskatchewan.
"About a month before we moved the cat disappeared and that summer there was a heat stroke of 30 C for three weeks, so we just assumed he was gone," said Stephen.
The cat escaped through an open door and despite Stephen's attempts to find him for almost a year, Sid was never found.
Amazingly, a couple weeks ago, Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Bylaw Enforcement officers found Sid and identified him through a tattoo during a visit to the vet.
"I was shocked and I thought they were wrong. I thought the vet and the bylaw got their numbers mixed up, there's no way that, that was Sid."
Stephen described Sid as a bigger tabby cat with huge claws, who likes to hunt and is still pretty affectionate.
Sid is roughly 15-years-old now and aside from being slightly malnourished, he only had a few scratches on his ears.
"He came right home and it was like he never left," added Stephen.
Fort Saskatchewan Bylaw Enforcement stress the importance of tattooing or microchipping your pet.