"When we first heard the voicemail, we couldn't believe it," Squires said. "My husband and I didn't want to tell the kids until we knew it was definitely her. They emailed the photo and it was her. The kids are so excited."
Julie Bank, executive director of Animal Care & Control in New York, said shelter workers were overjoyed to reunite the cat with her family.
"No one knows how the cat made her way from Colorado to New York City, but we are happy she is safe and will soon be back with her owners," Bank said. "This miracle story underscores the importance of having some sort of identification on your pet and the effectiveness of a microchip."