A veterinarian who posted a picture of herself holding a cat with an arrow through its head is now fighting to keep her professional license.
In April of 2015 Kristen Lindsey posted a picture on her Facebook page of her holding an orange tabby cat with an arrow through its head. The caption under the now viral photo read “My first bow kill lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the year award… gladly accepted”
Now an administrative hearing will be held to determine if the arrow flinging vet can retain her license to practice. On the first day of the hearing Lindsey herself took the stand to try and explain her action stating that the feline had a foul odor and fleas and that she was certain that it was feral.
At one point in the official hearing, she was asked if she thought a bow and arrow was an appropriate way to kill a cat. Lindsey’s reply: “I believe it was efficient, but appropriate… no.”
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Earlier that first day, Claire and William Johnson testified that the cat in question was in fact their own cat “Tiger”. Since the Facebook post, Lindsey says that she has lost her job at the veterinary clinic where she was employed and has received death threats.
An Austin County grand jury declined to indict Ms. Lindsey on any animal cruelty charges. When asked by her own attorney if she would shoot a feral cat again, her response was “No, God, no,” once again proving that a ‘public’ Facebook post can be the stuff of legend or an abject horror.