Friday, January 30, 2015
The Most Amazing Story!!
I have heard about cats who get lost and eventually find their way back home to their families again, but this awesome kitty's true story beats them all! In Tampa, Florida earlier this month, Bart, a 1 1/2 year old cat, sadly, was found in the middle of the road after being hit by a car. Upon seeing poor Bart's lifeless body, his owner, Ellis Hutson, was so distraught that he asked his neighbor to bury Bart as he, himself, could not bear the thought of it. The neighbor agreed and buried Bart in a shallow grave. However an incredible five days later (on January 21), a matted, injured and extremely thin Bart was seen walking around in the neighbor's garden meowing for food.
“At first it blew me away. It was unbelievable ... I've never seen anything like that before.” said Dusty Albritton, the neighbor who buried Bart. Bart had a broken jaw, a ruptured eye and a torn-up face. He was dehydrated and hungry, but alive.
Hutson got in touch with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, which through the Save-A-Pet Medical Fund will help cover the costs of Bart’s care. On Tuesday, the cat underwent surgery to remove an eye, wire his jaw shut and insert a feeding tube, which cost more than $1,000.
The agency’s executive director Sherry Silk said Bart should recover in about six weeks and will be going home with Hutson.
“He’s purring, even with all these injuries,” Silk said. “I can’t even imagine how awful he must have felt. He’s just a really wonderful, patient, loving cat."