By Bay City News
The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA announced a $1,000 reward today for information about a raccoon that was found shot in South San Francisco last weekend.
The raccoon was found near the 700 block of Palm Avenue on Sunday morning, animal center officials said.
The animal looked dazed and was resting its head on a curb. Center officials brought the animal to the Wildlife Rescue Center at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame.
At the center, the raccoon -- determined to be an adult female with healthy skin and fur -- was conscious but unresponsive to stimuli and would fall after briefly standing.
Once sedated, staff found injuries to the raccoon's forehead and a fragment of bone.
The raccoon was then euthanized.
The staff concluded there was a possibly the raccoon had been shot and after X-rays found that there was a lead pellet in its brain and one in its rear hips.
A possible second bullet was found in its head.
The society officials said this marks the 12th wildlife animal shot in the region since last December, which includes another raccoon hit in Palo Alto, a peregrine falcon near San Francisco International Airport and two crows from Redwood City.
Anyone with information about the raccoon shooting is asked to call the PHS/SPCA at (650) 340-7022, ext. 384.
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