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TAMPA BAY, Florida-

A cat in Florida is recovering after it was mistaken for dead and buried in his owner’s yard.

Ellis Hutson, Bart’s owner, says his cat had been struck by a car and left for dead in the road. Positive Bart was dead, a heartbroken Hutson buried him.

Five days later, Bart was found alive in a neighbor’s yard.

Bart is now recovering at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. He will have surgery to repair his broken jaw and have his dead eye removed.

The cat is expected to be back home with Hutson soon.