Recently, the strange, true tale of how one cat, which seemed to be dead for all intents and purposes, clawed its way out of its shallow grave and found its way back to its owners has been making its rounds on the Internet.
Ellis Hutson’s cat, Bart, was hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. Hutson said that he buried Bart under a foot of earth where he found the poor feline.
Somehow, though, Bart was able to dig his way through the earth, and found his way to Hutson’s neighbor’s front lawn… days later.
With no explanation for how it was possible, telling Bart’s rescuers that he was dead sure the cat had died, Hutson rushed the feline to the nearest advanced veterinary care center, where he immediately underwent the necessary pet surgery to save his new life.
The veterinary care center’s veterinarian for cats said that Bart had severe head trauma, a broken jaw, a dead eye, and other injuries. The vets there wired his fractures together and put in a feeding tube. The Save-A-Pet Medical Fund helped Hutson pay for Bart’s medical bills.
At the time, Hutson believed Bart had freed himself, but he now suspects that his other cat, which played with Bart all the time, might have gone looking for his brother and dug him up.
Fortunately, the veterinary care center says he’s likely to live, but is also likely to lose his eye.
Now, Bart is resting quite contentedly and perks up whenever someone comes near to give him a scratch, said a spokesperson with the veterinary care center that treated Bart “the Miracle Cat.”
“He was a brave boy,” the veterinary care center’s spokesperson said. “He is spending the night with our good friends at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service so he can be monitored. He will return to us in the morning and [will] need a week or so to recover before going back home.” More like this.
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