A cat that was mistaken for dead and buried alive, only to crawl its way out of the grave, has a new lease on life.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay announced Wednesday that Bart, who was nicknamed “Zombie Cat,” was formally adopted by his foster family,
The determined feline had been the center of a lengthy legal battle since the January 2015 incident. Owner Ellis Hutson claimed that the cat was hit by a car, believed to be dead and was buried on the side of the road. The cat showed up in a neighbor’s yard, five days later, sporting wounds and covered in maggots. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay took in Bart and cared for him.