San Antonio police say the cougar was found in a wooded area Friday afternoon after escaping in the morning.
While on the loose, police had been recommending that area residents remain indoors. A Northside Independent School Districts says six area schools kept students inside while the cougar was on the loose.
Suzanne Straw, a board member at the Wild Animal Orphanage, tells the San Antonio Express-News the that cougar, named Sara, was 12 years old, declawed and suffered from arthritis.
Police did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press inquiring what happened to the animal.