We have seen many amazing cases at our full-service veterinary clinic, but this situation may take the cake! Our public hospital is currently caring for Bart, a 1.5 year old cat who was found by his owner after being hit by a car. The cat appeared to be lifeless and the owner buried him. Five days later, the cat showed up in a neighbors 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.
The owner reached out to area veterinary clinics but, unable to afford their fees, brought him to the our Animal Health Center where he is being treated for a broken jaw, open facial wounds and a ruined eye, which will have to be removed. Luckily, the injuries sustained were not more serious. HSTB veterinarians expect him to recover and be able to go back home.
Did I say, “Holy Toledo”? Holy Toledo!
UPDATE! Bart will be having surgery to repair his jaw and remove his eye today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
UPDATE! January 28, 205- Bart came through his surgery very well and is resting comfortably in our care. He will be able to go home in 5-7 days once he is able to eat on his own. Full recovery will take about six weeks. He is a brave boy!
He’s a brave boy.
I’m not that brave.
To contribute to his care, go here.. Also: this badass cat dug his way out of his own grave in broke-ass condition. If nothing else, send him some primo treats, as an offering.