OAKLAND (KRON) — A nonprofit organization affiliated with Oakland Animal Services is offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of finding the person responsible for shooting multiple cats with a pellet gun. 

Over the last five weeks, one cat was killed and three others were injured after being shot with a pellet gun in Oakland’s Lower Dimond neighborhood, according to Friends of Oakland Animal Services. 

The organization says the animals have all been shot within a two mile radius of the neighborhood. 

The reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for harming the cats. 

In an online posting, the organization said, “This horrific abuse is not only a threat to the cats of the Lower Dimond area. Serial animal abuse is a known precursor to violence against humans as well.”

Those with information are asked to contact Oakland animal control at (510) 535-4895.

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