Pet cemetery caskets unearthed, will be reburied, San Antonio officials say

Officials say the caskets were from abandoned pet cemetery

Objects unearthed on San Antonio's Northwest side by CPS Energy crews. (KSAT 12)

SAN ANTONIO – A contractor working for the city of San Antonio unearthed what has turned out to be caskets from an abandoned pet cemetery, city officials told KSAT on Thursday.

The caskets were unearthed during a dig last week by a city contractor who was digging a trench for a utility line near Prue Road and Casina Spring.

“When the utility work was completed the contractor was directed to rebury the caskets where they were found,” said Paul Berry, spokesman for the Department of Public Works. “Unfortunately, the trench was filled without the caskets being placed in their original location.”

A concerned citizen called the San Antonio Police Department after spotting the caskets on the side of the road Wednesday night, which prompted an officer to visit the location.

“We have secured the location and plan to rebury the caskets in the same area where they were found,” Berry said.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article stated that CPS Energy crews were responsible for unearthing the possible caskets, but a spokesperson for the utility said it was actually a contractor for the City of San Antonio that made the discovery.


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