Texas, USA: Tiger was a ginger tomcat belonging to a neighbour of Dr Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian (note: CNN say this needs to be confirmed). She thought he was a feral cat so she proudly shot him with a bow and arrow through his head. She says she deserves “the vet of the year award” and it would be gladly accepted. The crude mentality is shocking.
Apparently she’s been sacked but, God willing, if this is all true, she’ll be arrested and charged by the local police force and then prosecuted through the criminal courts under animal cruelty laws. But this is Texas. Alley Cat Allies is offering a $7,500 reward for evidence leading to he arrest. Justice needs to be done. She denies that she has lost her job saying:
“No. I did not lose my job. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I am Awesome!”
The arrogance beggars belief. Dr Lindsay posted a photograph of herself with Tiger on social media, which is quite revolting:
Some comments on social media:
Tiger had gone missing a few hours earlier that day before he was shot by this cruel woman. Hardly veterinarian material is she?
It is amazing how inherently cruel people can so proudly, confidently and, yes, arrogantly post photographs of their disgusting misdeeds on social media websites. It tells us a bit about them – no good. The image has been shared thousands of times on social network sites and there is, quite naturally, an uproar and a page headed “Justice the Tiger”, which was set up by animal lovers.
A Texas Veterinary Association spokesperson has made it quite clear that her actions are not reflective of the veterinary profession. Well, phew… I’m pleased to hear that. If it was typical it would be quite a sad day wouldn’t it? The spokesperson goes on to say that they strive to embody the words of the veterinarian’s oath everyday. I’m sorry to say that they fail every day because they declaw cats every day which is a breach of their oath.
The spokesperson also said that her employment has been terminated. She was employed at a Brenham clinic so it appears that Dr Lindsey is lying or she was about to be sacked:
The clinic understandably want to distance themselves from this woman:
“Our goal now is to go on and try to fix our black eye and hope that people are reasonable and understand that those actions don’t anyway portray what we’re for here at Washington Animal Clinic,” said Dr. Bruce Buenger. “We put our heart and soul into this place.”
The case has been forwarded to the local attorney for review to see whether criminal charges can be pressed against her.
There is now a support Kristen page on FB:
“Ok everyone so here is the deal… Everyone makes mistakes and nobody is perfect. This is a mistake that Ms. Lindsey will learn from. Does she deserve to be punished for what she stated on social media? Yes, because it was a stupid mistake. Does she deserve to be killed like the cat? No! We can all come to an agreement that what was done was not right, but she is not the only person who has ever done something like this, the only difference is they did not post it on social media. It was kept behind closed doors! Does it make it completely right? No! Is media telling you the whole story, and absolutely everything that occurred? Heck no! We as supporters do not completely condone on everything that was done, we do however that believe that she can overcome and learn from her mistake that was made!”
The following comment got a lot of Likes on the support Kristen FB page:
“This monster, who joked and bragged about killing, does not deserve support. She deserves to be arrested, tried and jailed. SHE put it out there on social media. She should be haunted by what she has done, in every aspect of her life, until the day she dies.”
My thanks to Elisa for telling me about this.