In Florida a cat nicknamed ‘Zombie Cat’ was mistakenly buried alive for five days after the owner thought that he had been hit by a car. According to ABC NEWS the owner had found the cat lifeless in the road, in a pool of blood. The owner, Ellis Hutson claims that he was so distraught over losing his close companion that he enlisted the help of a neighbour (David) to help bury the cat.
“We were so close, I couldn’t stand to bury him…..I put him on the shoulder of the road and went and got David. He dug a hole and covered up the cat with dirt. I witnessed him bury the cat.”
Five days after the burial, the cat, previously known as Bart had clawed his way out of the grave and on the porch of another neighbour. The events have been described as “a miracle” by The Humane society where the cat later underwent surgery for a broken jaw, facial injuries and the removal of an eye.
As the story unfolds, there appears to be suspicion surrounding the events precipitating Bart’s miracle arrival back home, according to The Humane society, who are not releasing the cat back to Mr Hutson. Hutson’s neighbour posted a YouTube video prior to the burial, which clearly evidences Hutson’s girlfriend saying “He might not have been dead. Cause when I found him … he was moving and stuff”.
Nash McCutchen, (The Humane Society) said that there are other concerns about Bart’s living environment and they are looking to rehouse him. According to McCutchen Bart has had plenty of offers.
Luckily for Bart, cats have nine lives!
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