The highest state court in Texas has reaffirmed the decision to deny Kristen Lindsey’s right to appeal her punishment for killing a cat.
For those who aren’t familiar with the case, Lindsey is the veterinarian who cruelly shot a cat named Tiger through the head with an arrow in 2015 then bragged about it on social media.
The Texas Supreme Court has rejected Lindsey’s request to appeal her punishment, in which a state board in 2016 decided to suspend her veterinary license for one year and placed her on probation for four years.
This meant she was legally allowed to resume practice under supervision starting in October 2017. Those familiar with the case believe Lindsey should have been barred from ever practicing veterinary medicine again.
President and founder of Alley Cat Allies, Becky Robinson, stated in a May 31 press release
“The Texas Supreme Court now becomes the highest authority in the state to confirm what we’ve known all along – that Kristen Lindsey is wholly deserving of punishment for her brutal killing of Tiger.
This was a case of a veterinarian not only ignoring her responsibility to relieve suffering, but actually rejoicing in the suffering she was inflicting on Tiger.
This has been a sickening case of cruelty that should have resulted in a much more severe punishment than a one-year suspension. The legal system should have permanently barred Lindsey from ever practicing veterinary medicine again.”
Alley Cat Allies has worked from the beginning with their demand that Kristen Lindsey is held accountable for her actions by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
For those who would like a more complete background story on the entire case, I’ve posted most of them to Pinterest. You may also Google Kristen Lindsey from the PoC search bar.