PETA offers reward up to $5,000 for information in death of swan in Desert Shores

A swan was discovered Monday, April 10, 2017, at Desert Shores with an arrow shot through his hindquarters. The bird was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic but had to be euthanized because of the severity of the injuries. (Lori McGrath photo)

PETA is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot an arrow into a swan.

On Monday, April 10, a swan in Desert Shores was discovered with an arrow in his backside. He was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic but had to be euthanized because of the severity of his injuries.

People who live in the northwest Valley community are troubled by the most recent case of animal cruelty. They're worried about what might happen next.

Donna Rasori lives on the man-made lake and wakes up to the birds every morning.

“I can tell them individually, by the way, they scream, yell and talk and how they spread their wings,” said Donna Rasori.

While Rasori considers them a special part of her day, someone else came to the area to hurt one.

"I can't understand it all. I don't understand it at all. He was a daddy of four babies and now mommy and poor babies are on their own, and we hope that they all survive,” she explained.

Bonnie Graney is convinced someone hurt the swan on purpose.

“It’s a moving target if you want to practice with your arrows. They don't feel like they're being watched,” said Bonnie Graney.

Last year, a teenager admitted to killing birds at Desert Shores and was sentenced to probation.

Graney has seen it all. She showed News 3 a first aid kit for the animals in her car.

“I have this for making splints. We have scissors. These for removing hooks,” she said while showing us a box she keeps in her backseat.

Graney and Rasori both want the person responsible for the latest crime to be caught and punished.

"Somebody that can do something like that to an innocent animal, what's next? What's next?” asked Rasori.

"PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that whoever shot this swan can be held responsible and stopped from hurting anyone else," said PETA Senior Director Stephanie Bell.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Robert Sigal of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3307.

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