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UPDATE: Animal activists hoping someone knows who shot swan

Posted at 11:29 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 20:52:08-04

UPDATE APRIL 14: Animal activists headed out to Desert Shores Friday afternoon to solicit information about the latest killing of a swan in the neighborhood.

They talked with people and posted fliers, hoping someone had information about who shot a swan with a bow and arrow.

"It really frightened me because we had a very horrific issue with the swans being killed last year and that was very brutal," said Stacia Newman, with Nevada Political Action for Animals. 

Newman is hoping to catch whoever shot this swan with a bow and arrow before they can hurt another animal. 

"This could be just the beginning, so I hope that somebody will come forward with some information," she said.

She is also warning people to keep their pets inside and be careful -- she's worried about where a stray arrow might fly.

Those with information are asked to contact Nevada Political Action for Animals at 702-817-6723 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

UPDATE APRIL 13: PETA is offering $5,000 as a reward to find who killed the swan. Other local activists are working to put together even more money.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Crime has struck again in Desert Shores. A swan was found suffering after someone shot it with a bow and arrow.

Now, the owner of the swans wants them removed from Desert Shores permanently because she's worried about their safety.

"I probably know at least half them as family, because I have a feeder, and they come visit," said Donna Rasori.

Rasori lives right on the lake and says she is disturbed by the latest swan killing.

"I don't know what it is in people's hearts and minds that they want to kill such innocent animals," she said.

A half a dozen swans were killed a year and a half ago after their necks were snapped. In addition, there have been more incidents involving other birds killed, including roosters and ducks.

Desert Shores residents were still recovering from this when another one of the swans was killed.

"I don't understand it," Rasori said. "I don't understand it."

Residents tell 13 Action News graffiti was found at the site where the swan was found shot with the arrow.

The people of Desert Shores want answers and they want the person or people responsible to be caught.

PETA will be offering a reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest.