Veterinary board finds cat killer former Texas vet in violation

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Today the Texas Board of Veterinarian Medical Examiners found violations in the case of cat-killing of Brenham veterinarian, Kristen Lindsey, who shot a cat in the head with a cross bow, posed for photo of herself holding the dead cat like atrophy, and went on to boast and joke about it on social media.

An uproar followed when Lindsey posted the photo at Facebook last April and she was immediately fired by the veterinary clinic where she had been employed.

Local authorities investigated but did not bring charges against Lindsey.

The board did not reveal details on Lindsey’s violations following their hearing today.

According to KXAN News, Lindsey claimed she thought the cat had rabies and was protecting her own animals.

She previously referred to the cat as feral, yet he is thought to be a missing local pet named Tiger.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has been involved in the effort to find justice for the cat killed by Lindsey, and wrote today: “ALDF testified today in the hearing against Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian who allegedly shot and killed a cat named Tiger with a bow and arrow. In great news, the Texas Veterinary Medical Examiners Board found that Ms. Lindsay violated their rules! We are still waiting to hear what sanctions they will impose.”

Acording to the advocacy Facebook page Justice for Tiger the cat killed by Veterinarian with Bow & Arrow, Ally Cat Allies staff attorney Rebekah DeHaven gave a statement at the hearing. Alley Cat Allies noted afterwards: “We don’t know at this time if her license will be suspended or revoked.”

Penalties and details of the violations are expected in October.

KXAN noted that advocates wore Justice for Tiger t-shirts outside of the hearing.

For more on the story, see our earlier posts: Texas veterinarian is fired after killing cat and boasting at Facebook, Former Texas vet who killed cat with arrow will not be charged, and Advocates continue to seek justice in Kristen Lindsey cat killing case.

Watch the brief KXAN report on the Board’s finding:

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