'We have no words': Cat in Mansfield seriously injured by firecracker

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Disclaimer: The details in this story may be disturbing to some.

A cat that was seriously injured in Richland County after someone set off a firecracker in her rectum is in recovering, according to the Humane Society of Richland County.

The cat was a neighborhood cat for the past year and was last seen living in the area of Pine Bridge Apartments complex, located at 135 E. Cook Rd in Mansfield.

The incident happened on July 9 and the employees at the Humane Society of Richland County took the cat to the vet for surgery.

Following surgery, the cat, named Katy Perry, has been able to use her litter box for the past two days, the humane society reported on July 16. She will have the drain tube from her tail amputation removed and is now cone free.

"We have no words. We need all your good thoughts and vibes for her. We aren't sure if she will make it, it depends on the extent of the damage," a post read on the humane society's Facebook.

If you would like to donate to her care,  you can contact the Phillips Animal Hospital at 419-526-4212

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