Love is not the only bond that remains for years, for now a microchip has helped reunite a cat with its owners, six years after it went missing.
When RSPCA vets were freeing six-year-old Beau from a plastic bag and treating him for a dislocated hip, they discovered the tag with his address.
The cat was finally re-united with his owner Nikki Baylis, from Waltham Forest, North London, who last saw him as a kitten.
Baylis was pleasantly surprised and finally welcomed the cat after six-years of separation.
"I couldn't believe he had been found after so long,” Motrror quoted her, as saying.
The Kennel Club, which runs the national identification database Petlog, said it was "remarkable".