03/29/2017 03:50 EDT | Updated 03/29/2017 03:51 EDT

BooBoo The Missing Californian Cat Found In Ontario After 4 Years

"She'll definitely be an indoor cat this time."

GUELPH, Ont. — A woman in California says her cat, that went missing four years ago, has been found in Ontario.

Ashley Aleman from Watsonville, Calif., says her mother received a call from a southern Ontario animal shelter two weeks ago, notifying them that BooBoo, their brown Tabby, was alive and well.

BooBoo the cat is shown in handout photo. (Photo: Ashley Aleman/CP handout)

The 21-year-old says staff at the humane society in Guelph, Ont., did a routine microchip scan when BooBoo was brought into the shelter earlier this month and found the cat had been missing from Northern California since 2013.

Aleman says BooBoo was an outdoor cat and it wasn't unusual for her to be roaming around outside for about a day. But when the cat did not come back home after two days, Aleman said her family knew the animal had gone missing.

Aleman says someone from the Guelph Humane Society is expected to drive the cat to Buffalo, N.Y., to hand the animal over to her mother.

When BooBoo gets home, Aleman says, "she'll definitely be an indoor cat this time."

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