In January 2015, a cat named Bart was tragically hit by a car in Tampa, Florida. Believing him to be dead, his owner buried him in the yard. But five days later, Bart miraculously rose from the grave, clawing his way out and making headlines all over the world as “Zombie Cat.”
Bart was taken in by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, who provided surgery for his injuries, which included head trauma, a broken jaw, and a punctured eye (which, sadly, had to be removed). They also investigated the circumstances leading up to his burial, and determined that they would not be releasing Bart to his previous owner once he was well because he deserved a better home.
Bart The Miracle Cat has successful surgery! He was a brave boy and is now resting comfortably. He is spending the night…
Twenty months later, Bart may be minus one eye , but he’s now healthy, fluffy, beautiful, and very much alive. He’s also been formally adopted by a foster family.
BART UPDATE! We know you haven't heard from Bart in awhile, but he is still doing GREAT! In fact, he recently got visits…
The Humane Society hosted a party and released a touching statement to celebrate the occasion:
To many he became known as “Zombie Cat” but to us he’s always been nothing short of a miracle. Not because we believe he rose from the dead, but because his gentle spirit, will to survive, and resilience in the face of extreme trauma embody all that we love and admire about animals. He is truly an ambassador for second chances and continues to inspire people the world over. We love you, Bart, always and forever.
Posted by Humane Society of Tampa Bay on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Congratulations, little buddy—and stay out of the road!