BERKELEY (KRON) — Berkeley police are asking for the public’s help in an animal cruelty case that has left three animals dead and two injured.
Police found the dead and injured animals in the 100 block of Seawall Drive on Saturday afternoon. A feral cat, an opossum, and three raccoons were all found shot with a pellet gun.
Three of the animals were dead and two had some sort of injury, police said
The two animals still alive were taken to the Berkeley Animal Shelter but one died shortly after it arrived there. The last remaining animal was later euthanized, according to police.
Scans of the animals found that at least three had been shot by some sort of pellet gun, with the projectiles still present in their bodies, police said.
Officers documented the likely places where the animals were shot and searched the area for possible witnesses. Anyone who may have information about the case is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5900.
Bay City News contributed to this report