‘Zombie cat’ comes home 5 days after burial

A couple of years ago there were reports out of Florida that the zombie apocalypse was beginning after a man ate another man’s face while high on “bath salts.”

While it was determined that there was no actual zombie activity, one has to wonder if Florida is destined to be the breeding ground for a future ruled by the undead.

A man in the Tampa area was devastated when his 23-month-old cat was found stiff and lifeless in a puddle of blood after being hit by a car.

The cat’s owner, a 53-year-old Ellis Hutson, said:

We were so close, I couldn’t stand to bury him.  I put him on the shoulder of the road and went and got David. He dug a hole and covered up the cat with dirt. I witnessed him bury the cat.

That’s where the story turns from weird to bizarre.

Five days later Bart the cat showed up on the neighbor’s porch, purring and hungry.

Bart had surgery on January 27th to repair his jaw and remove an eye.  Incredibly, he is expected to otherwise make a full recovery.

The humane society of Tampa said on its website:

We have seen many amazing cases at our full-service veterinary clinic, but this situation may take the cake.

So far there’s no evidence that Bart was on catnip of any kind.

It’s a good thing Hutson didn’t decide to cremate.