Bart’s journey to his survival is nothing short of a miracle. He was found after being hit by a car, presumed dead and was later buried. Five days later, the cat showed up in a neighbor’s yard, alive!
He had dug himself out of the grave and slowly made his way back home, albeit weak, dehydrated and in need of medical attention.
Bart was brought to Humane Society Tampa Bay’s Animal Health Center where staff quickly began treating him for a broken jaw, open facial wounds and an eye that wasn’t salvageable , but HSTB veterinarians expected him to recover.
A few days after Bart surprised everyone by taking his first bites of food. That was a great sign of his recovery.
Day by day, miracle cat Bart continued to improve. A week after Bart was taken in, he got up and walked to the door to greet the staff with chirps and meows.