Dog Shot 38 Times Lives

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 target animals for abuse with these weapons, so the incident fits the profile. Furthermore, another pit bull previously was found in the same parking lot containing a pellet. (It has been speculated that the two dogs are related.)

“The idea is beyond me. We work with these animals on a daily basis, and to know that there are people out there ó people who would shoot a dog 38 times ó is unfathomable, ” said Bela Kisamov, the humane society medical director. (Source: Daily Cal)

Daphne the pit bull is being taken care of, with the goal of being put up for adoption when she is healthy. Her story was published in the UK, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco, and other media outlets. If perpetrators of these animal cruelty crimes believe they can get away with them because no one is paying attention, they are wrong.

Anyone with information about the dog shooting should contact the Berkeley Police Department.
(510) 981-5900 :

Image Credit: Berkeley Animal Care Service

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Dresia Vaughn
Dresia Vaughn5 years ago

I agree with the majority here. Don't worry folks, the BASTARD/S that did this, their day is coming down the road. It may even affect one of their family memebers. You can run but you cannot hide from God. Vengence is his, and you should fear because he will repay. His word never comes back void. He's a loving God, but there are conseqences to our evil actions. Personally, I hate to say this but will, I hope the people or person that shot this dog, get shot, not killed, but shot up. That would be my judgement if I were a judge.

Maria D'Oporto
Past Member 5 years ago

If they catch them I will be glad to hold them while someone use only one shot on their fluffy b...s.

Milkah Savage
Past Member 5 years ago

If someone hurts an animal like this than im sure he hurts people as well !! This person needs to be found and shot 38 times with a pellet gun so he knows how painful it s to be shot!! Sick Sick individual!!

Jelca Bruigom
Jelca Bruigom5 years ago

Glad he's now been taken care of. These violent acts go beyond my understanding and it raises the question:
why do so many stupid people in America have guns? Is it that there are no wise man making the rules...

Debra Griffin
Missy G5 years ago


Sheri Schongold
Sheri Schongold5 years ago

What the hell is the matter with these dog owners? They should be treated as the animal has been. Even if they were abused in childhood, there is no excuse possibly 1 answer. Don't get a pet. Buy a stuffed animal. These are not stuffed animals, they are live animals with feelings, fear, caring and all the rest and as with all God's creatures, they should be loved.

mary l.
mary l5 years ago

people are cruel

Waltraud U.
Waltraud U5 years ago

There are not some evil people - there are too much of them out there - everywhere !

Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege6 years ago

Unbelievable. This makes me sick. I hope the guy who shot at the dog is caught and punished accordingly.

Jennifer V.
Jennifer V6 years ago

death to animal abusers