- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A $5,000 reward is being offered after five animals were found dead or wounded near the Berkeley Marina.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Monday a groundskeeper last week found a feral cat, an opossum and three raccoons dead or wounded.

It says three of the animals were found dead at the scene, one died shortly after arriving at Berkeley’s animal shelter and another had to be euthanized.

PETA says an autopsy revealed BB pellets inside several of the animals. A toxicology report to determine whether the animals were poisoned is still pending.

The organization says the lack of arrests in the case prompted it to offer the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

It asks those with information to call the Berkeley Police Department.

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