Buried Cat Thought Dead Claws Out of Grave
By Space Coast Daily // January 28, 2015
toughest feline on record cheats death
TAMPA, FLORIDA – “Bart the Miracle Cat” out of Tampa has to be the toughest feline on record as he cheated death in an incredible escape from his own grave.
ABC 7 News reported that after being struck by a car, Bart’s owner buried the cat believing he was dead.
The collision with the car evidently just knocked Bart unconscious, and when he woke up, he found himself buried. Bart then dug out of his would be grave and, to the owner’s shock, his neighbor had found Bart cat wandering on his lawn.
In a statement issued to ABC 7, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay said:
After Bart was hit by a car, the cat appeared to be lifeless and the owner buried him.
Five days later, the cat showed up in a neighbors yard, alive!
He had dug himself out of the grave and slowly made his way back home, albeit in weak, dehydrated and in need of medical attention.”
Bart’s wounds included a broken jaw and a ruined eye and is unable to eat.
He underwent surgery to wire his jaw, repair his palette, insert a temporary feeding tube and remove his damaged eye but the humane society believes he will be at home recovering soon.