Bart the 'Zombie Cat' officially adopted nearly 2 years later

FOX 13 News

- A cat that made national headlines nearly two years ago will be officially adopted on Wednesday.

Bart the 'Zombie Cat' was hit by a car in January of 2015 and his owner, Ellis Huston, buried the cat with a neighbor, believing it was dead.

Several days later, Bart emerged, with serious injuries, looking for food. From there, Huston brought the cat to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

That's when a lengthy legal battle began, as the Humane Society argued that Bart should not go home with his owner because of circumstances surrounding the burial and home environment.

The Humane Society eventually won custody of Bart, and he's been with a foster parent ever since. On Wednesday at 1 p.m., an employee of the Humane Society will officially adopt Bart and he will have a forever home.

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