Tampa Cat, Hit by Car, Crawls Back From Grave Five Days Later

Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, is headed home after escaping an early grave.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that when 1-year-old Bart was hit by a car earlier this month, owner Ellis Hutson was so distraught he couldn't stand the thought of burying the cat. So he asked neighbor Dusty Albritton to dig a shallow grave.

But five days later, on Jan. 21, a matted and injured Bart emerged, meowing at Hutson's neighbor for food.

Hutson got in touch with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, which through the Save-A-Pet Medical Fund will help cover costs of surgery to remove an eye, wire his jaw shut and insert a feeding tube.

Bart should recover in about six weeks and he'll go home with Hutson.

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