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Texas vet shoots cat in head with arrow, posts photo, gets fired

Vet kills cat with bow

Kristen Lindsey, 31, of Brenham, Texas was a veterinarian at the Washington Animal Clinic when she stalked an orange cat in her backyard with a bow and arrow and shot it dead through the head.

She posted the photo of her holding the dead cat on Facebook. She boasted of the kill and said it was a feral cat, which it was not. It was a family’s cat named Tiger, one that had been missing for two weeks. A video was posted online of a cat on a tractor on a farm and the poster said it was the one Lindsey killed, but there’s no confirmation it is the same cat.

This is what Lindsey wrote alongside the photo she posted: “My first bow kill…lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s head. Vet of the year award…gladly accepted.”

Later, she posted a joke about how she would not be fired for having killed the cat: “And no I did not lose my job,” she wrote the second time. “Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome.”

Animal Clinic is “appalled”

However, as soon as the Washington Animal Clinic heard about the photo and took a look at it, they fired her. Not only did they fire Lindsey but they also roundly condemned her for such a cruel act, making it clear that she won’t be welcome back.

“We are absolutely appalled, shocked, upset, and disgusted by this conduct,” the clinic wrote on their Facebook page. “We have parted ways with Ms. Lindsey. We do not allow such conduct and we condemn it in the strongest possible manner.

“Please know that when informed of this we responded swiftly and appropriately and please do not impute this awful conduct to the Washington Animal Clinic or any of its personnel.”

The now-disgraced vet has also been condemned by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and by Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes, who said he would “get to the bottom of it and get the truth, one-hundred percent truth, and get it to the DA and put it in his hands if it needs to go any further.”

So though the veterinarian who seems not to care much for cats has not yet been charged for killing Tiger, she may soon be. Meanwhile, a Facebook page called ‘Justice for Cat Murdered By Kristen Lindsey’ has 26,664 likes and counting.

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