First of all, the owner is Ellis Wayne Hutson, and the neighbor who found Bart alive is Dusty Albritton. Most of the information we have is straight from Albritton's posts on, YouTube, GoFundMe and her Facebook page. Our first concern was with her YouTube video. It shows Bart in a cage outside with someone poking Epsom salt on his eye as well as an old medication from a different animal. Why were they doing this to him instead of taking him to a vet? Furthermore, the owner's girlfriend can be heard clearly saying that Bart was alive and moving when they went to bury him. That was our first sign that something was wrong.
From there, we note that Albritton is planning to move out of state and had been trying to raise thousands of dollars even before this event. She has now raised about $7,000 towards Bart's medical care, but is refusing to give it to the Humane Society because now the owners wants to build a viewing room for Bart and showcase him for people who want to view the "miracle" cat.
Albritton has posted multiple stories about Bart, how long he was "dead," and when he got help. None of them match up, which leads us to think that he was without medical care longer than anyone has admitted.
Albritton's page shows a history of cats dying violent or suspicious deaths. In April 2014, she recorded one convulsing and dying and posed a pregnant cat next to it. In the video, she narrates about the cycle of life and death instead of helping the dying cat. She later posted a video claiming the cat rose from the dead. Then she later posted that it died a second time. Not only is this cruel, but we are suspicious of the story and the way she repeated it with Bart.
That's a summary for those just getting here. If you wish to look further, all of this has been documented as we've taken screen shots or saved the videos. These are all stories out of Albritton's own words. We think something is seriously wrong.