The feline, who came to a Washington state shelter over July 4th weekend, is being nursed back to health by staff

By Amy Jamieson
Updated July 13, 2016 04:05 PM
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Credit: Source: Humane Society of Cowlitz County/Facebook

Here’s another story for the “Who would do such a thing?” file.

A cat is recovering in Longview, Washington, after, it appears, someone intentionally put a firework inside her mouth, according to the shelter who is caring for her.

A Facebook post written by the Humane Society of Cowlitz County says the poor feline came into the shelter over July 4th weekend, suffering from burns all over the inside of her mouth, including her tongue.

“This 4th of July has been tough on all of us,” the Humane Society said. “Our stray animal intake was up, our animal complaints are up, and amazingly, we see new cases of cruelty every year.”

The cat, who was dumped after the attack, is expected to make a full recovery but the cost of nursing her back to health will be significant, the post said.

Donations for the cat’s medical costs are being accepted via the shelter’s website.

Anyone with any information on who harmed this cat is encouraged to contact the Humane Society at 360-577-0151 and speak to an Animal Control Dispatcher. The cat’s receiving number is 150541.