Quirky World: ‘Zombie cat’ hit by car onto tenth life after live burial

USA: A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Quirky World: ‘Zombie cat’ hit by car onto tenth life after live burial

Bart the cat is recovering from a broken jaw and facial injuries, said the agency, the day after he underwent surgery. One of his eyes was wounded so badly it had to be removed.

The Humane Society is calling Bart a “miracle cat”, while the ordeal has earned him the nickname “zombie cat” on social media.

Bart’s seemingly lifeless body was buried after he was hit by a car earlier this month. Five days later, he showed up alive in a neighbour’s yard. “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 agency said.

He was brought to the Humane Society’s veterinary clinic by his owner, who could not afford medical treatment for the injured cat at other veterinary providers. Bart should be able to go home in about a week, once he can eat on his own. Full recovery is expected to take about six weeks.

Suffering for beauty


Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed ‘Beanpole’ to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn’t ashamed to share with fans.

“There are plenty of ugly women,” she said last year. “If you have the money, you can be beautiful. This pretty face you see here, my dear, it costs some.”

More, it turns out, than she bargained for.

Urach, 27, recently went into septic shock and was placed on life support after a botched operation to augment her thighs, sparking a debate about the risks Brazilian women will take for beauty at a moment when the nation has surpassed the US as the world’s plastic surgery capital.

It led the runner-up in Brazil’s Miss Bum Bum contest to express regret “that I put that poison in my body, mostly because of having too much vanity”.

Urach appeared on television this week for the first time since falling ill two months ago, her wounds still so fresh that blood could be seen soaking through her skirt. Urach said she blamed “society, which unfortunately holds a standard of beauty in which you have to be perfect”.

“I hope that these wounds at least serve as a warning to other women,” she said.

That bloody dog


A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door. The family in Port Clinton says they were home when their 11-year-old pit bull, named Mamma, heard something at the door and began growling.

Tony Byrd Jr said he heard screaming coming from the front of the house and came out to see the would-be burglar shutting the door and running to a car. Byrd says he then saw a blood trail in the snow.

He says their dog is normally playful and that she must have sensed something about the man.

Breakthrough plan


Authorities say a man’s plan to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.

Houston police say the man climbed a tree onto the roof of a Family Dollar store, then managed to break a hole in the roof and enter the building. But he fell through the ceiling just as a police officer arrived in response to a call about a potential burglary. The officer ordered the man to stay on the floor and he was later arrested. Authorities believe he was trying to steal cigarettes.

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