Reward offered after someone set off firecracker in cat's rectum

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Photos courtesy Humane Society of Richland County Photos courtesy Humane Society of Richland County

A cat is recovering and humane agents are looking for the person who set off a firecracker in a cat's rectum.

WSYX reports the cat, named Katy P, lives at an apartment complex in Mansfield, Ohio. She was found injured Monday. The Humane Society of Richland County believes the incident happened sometime between Sunday evening and when the cat was found. 

It's still not known if the cat will be able to recover after making it through surgery Monday afternoon. She is currently at Phillips Animal Hospital and on pain medication while the veterinarian watches her. 

"Her prognosis is better today than it was yesterday," the humane society said Wednesday. "However, she is developing an infection... She will be monitored to see if her tail needs amputated."

The humane society is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The Humane Society is asking anyone with any possible information to contact the organization by phone at 419-774-4795 or by email at