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Dog Shot 38 Times | Care2 Healthy Living

Dog Shot 38 Times | Care2 Healthy Living

A pit bull in Berkeley, CA was found to have 38 pellets under its skin after an examination at an animal shelter. Initially the attending vet thought the bumps were ticks, but an x-ray revealed the pellets. The one-year old pit bull was found in a parking lot at at the corner of Addison Street and Bolivar Drive in West Berkeley. Shooting an animal that many times with a pellet sounds like sadistic torture. It was also suggested the dog was barking and an annoyed person did the shooting to quiet it. However, the very large number of pellets inside the dog strongly suggest it was more likely to have been sadistic, abusive behavior. Additionally, pellet guns (and BB guns) are typically owned by male youth, who occasionally do target animals for abuse with these weapons, so the incident fits the profile. Furthermore, another pit bull previously was found in the same parking lo...

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