"This 4th of July has been tough on all of us. Our stray animal intake was up, our animal complaints are up, and amazingly, we see new cases of cruelty every year," the post began. "This poor kitty came in over the 4th of July weekend. It appears someone intentionally put a firework in her mouth."
While staff remained hopeful that the cat, who they named Cinderella, would be okay, it was clear that she had been through a lot. The post continued, "Our Vet team has assessed the cat and she is expected to make a full recovery. The cat suffered burns all over the inside of her mouth including on her tongue. She was found dumped in the slough near the Highlands."
Because of the extent of the injuries, the Humane Society moved Cinderella and asked for donations: "We decided to transfer 'Cinderella' the cat to Oregon Humane Society yesterday. They have a full service vet clinic and have adequate staff to better help her. We have spent roughly $1700 in care for this cat. Donations would still be greatly appreciated."
There was such an overwhelming response, the website crashed. "At this time, donations can be sent to PO Box 172 Longview, WA 98632 or they can be made over the phone at (360)577-0151," they said.
There is still an ongoing investigation to try and catch the culprit.
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The Humane Society is calling for people who know any information to reach out: "Bud Clary Chevrolet and Subaru will be offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual that injured this cat."