PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s proof that microchipping your pet works.

This week, a Portland family and their cat were reunited after being separated for 11 years!

Dean McCrea and Meredith Warren lost Misty when she was just two years old. There had been a coyote in the neighborhood that had killed a cat and they assumed it was Misty since they never saw her again.

But the gray cat was brought into the Multnomah County Animal Shelter this week and the microchip pulled up their names.

“She hasn’t missed a lot of meals. You can tell she’s very healthy,” Warren said.

After all these years, it seems like Misty recognizes everybody.

“She doesn’t seemed stressed. She’s very sweet, just purrs and purrs,” Warren said.

Some have asked about whether another family is missing a cat they’ve taken care of for 11 years. McCrea and Warren said they hope to keep Misty but would be willing to talk with another family if that's the case.

But after 11 years, McCrea, Warren and Misty are a happy family again.