PETA offers $5K reward for arrest of cow killing suspects

KSAT’s Patty Santos explains recent shootings have caused a growing concern among neighbors

BEXAR COUNTY – PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting and killing multiple cows in the Calaveras Lake area.

Bexar County deputies first responded to a shooting just before 11:30 a.m. on April 12 in the 9000 block of Elmendorf-Lavernia, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

One cow was found with multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene due to its injuries.

Deputies then responded to a second cow shooting just before 8:30 a.m. on April 13 in the 11000 block of Stuart Road.

The reporting woman said she heard gunshots around 1 a.m. but didn’t suspect anything. She later found her three cows with gunshot wounds, BCSO said.

Officials said one of the cows was found dead at the scene, another had to be euthanized due to its injuries, and a third is recovering under a veterinarian’s care.

Investigators later connected the two shootings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000 or by email at

About the Authors:

Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Patty Santos joined the KSAT 12 News team in July 2017. She has a proven track record of reporting on hard-hitting news that affects the community.