By Jean Salyer of Tiger’s Justice Team
By now, most (if not all) Tiger supporters have seen news reports from other sources, and know that this is a joyous day (TBVME found Kristen Lindsey in violation). We have cause for celebration and renewed hope going forward. Tiger’s Justice Team would like to express our gratitude to everyone who attended the TBVME’s Informal Conference. We also appreciate everyone who supported Tiger from afar. Your thoughts and prayers made a real difference.
About a dozen people addressed the vet board on behalf of Tiger. Other supporters showed their solidarity by making the trip to Austin to congregate in the lobby while the meeting was held. These are the people who were not permitted inside the conference room because of a cut-off date established by the TBVME after complaints were filed.
A special note of gratitude goes to Texas Animal Law Attorney Zandra Anderson. Her meticulous preparation and understanding of the facts of the case contributed immeasurably to the outcome of the IC. We cannot thank her enough for her contribution to the cause. On very short notice she delved into the mountain of rules and regulations pertaining to the vet board, health & safety codes, and Texas occupations codes. As the only licensed Texas attorney representing Tiger’s cause, her diligent effort most certainly impacted the decision of the vet board. Zandra’s extensive background in Texas animal law was once again put to good use in the cause for Tiger.
In addition, an attorney complainant from Maryland spoke on behalf of Alley Cat Allies, and we were pleasantly surprised that an ALDF attorney complainant from Oregon addressed the board, despite our previous reports to the contrary.
For the past several months, TJT has worked to share factual, reliable updates on the Kristen Lindsey case, and to help supporters navigate the legal and TBVME complaint process. Due to the extent of our legal involvement in the case, we’re currently bound by confidentiality restrictions regarding the conference. This is difficult territory in which to maneuver. Please understand that we can’t release certain details, or comment on other reports right now, as this could compromise the case.
We pledge to continue sharing as much accurate information as possible, as soon as possible. Rest assured that TJT will pursue Tiger’s case as far as necessary, for as long as it takes. Thank you so much for your understanding and support. JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!
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