A cat was reunited with its family after going missing five years ago.
 
When a Fort Saskatchewan family moved to a new home within the city, their orange tabby cat named Sid, disappeared.
 
"It was found in the neighbourhood where the family had lived and when it was turned in we took it to one of our local vet clinics and when they were checking the cat over they found a tattoo and identified the owner," said Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Law Enforcement supervisor, Matt Lowther.
 
Officers contacted the owner and were able to return the cat.
 
"It really gives us a sense of value that our work is important. We're dealing with animals that are very vulnerable, so we're happy that we're able to return the family member to somebody whose been missing them," he said.
 
Lowther stressed the importance of licencing, tattooing or mico-chipping your pets to make sure they get home safely.
 
The family did not wish to be identified.

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