LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police are investigating an animal cruelty case where they someone slashed the legs of a cow, resulting in her having to be put down.
According to a press release, "Eve," a Texas Longhorn, was found lying in a front pasture at Southern Stables, off Loop 287 in Lufkin. Eve's owners Lori and David Overdorf say they initially thought Eve may be calving, but several hours later they discovered deep cuts on both of her back legs.
"It's just heartbreaking," Lori said. "She had been bred about six months ago, so we lost mom and baby, too."
Unable to move Eve due to her injuries, The Overdorf's local veterinarian came to the home to determine whether the cuts severed Eve's flexor tendons, according to the release. Eve was put down as result of those injuries, police say.
Eve was a gift to Lori's son, Devin, who showed her in the Texas Longhorn Breeder's Association from 2008 to 2012, the release said.
"He won world with her one year. Her heifer won world also," Lori said. "He's going to college right now to be a game warden with the scholarship money he won with her and her offspring."
The case remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call Detective John Petty with the Lufkin Police Department at (936) 633-0329 or Crime Stoppers at 639-TIPS.