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'Miracle cat' survives being buried alive

Muffin was buried for three-and-a-half hours before its owners realized it wasn't actually dead.

By Vetstreet Apr 18, 2013 3:19PM

Hoping to spare her children from some pain, Illinois mom Sarah McCallum buried Muffin the cat before they came home from school. She thought Muffin had passed away because she wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a heartbeat.

Photo: Muffin the cat was rescued when Bradley McCallum heard her meowing / CNN

But when her son, Bradley, came home and went to plant a flower for his pet, he heard meowing.

McCallum quickly saved the miracle cat. Her veterinarian says Muffin suffered a seizure that left her lifeless and that the mom’s conclusion was understandable, but the cat is doing just fine now.

"This is the only cat that like to snuggle with me," Bradley said.

— Watch it at CNN

Photo: Muffin the cat was rescued when Bradley McCallum heard her meowing / CNN

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