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Texas Veterinary Board Decides Fate of Vet Who Shot Feral Cat

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In April of 2015, Kristen Lindsey posted a vile photo to her Facebook page stating, “My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s (sic) head! Vet of the year award… gladly accepted.” The caption accompanied a photo of the 33-year-old holding up a dead orange tabby cat by the arrow she shot in its head.

According to MySA.com, The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners stated that from “April 15 to Oct. 1, 2015, the board received 700 formal complaints, written comments from all 50 states in the U.S. and 77 countries, and more than 27,000 emails about her actions.”

Lindsey was fired from her job as a veterinarian at the Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, Texas. KVUE notes that the “Austin County Grand Jury did not charge her with animal cruelty.”

Finally, it was up to the Board to decide what would happen with her license. They’ve come to the conclusion that Lindsey will lose her license for a year and then she will be able to practice again while under probation for four years. Judging by social media comments on the news story, people are very confused as to why Lindsey is getting her license back at all.