Vet Who Killed Cat With Bow Fights to Keep License

She says she hasn't worked since post went viral
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2016 12:46 AM CDT
Vet Who Killed Cat With Bow Fights to Keep License
Lindsey shared a photo of herself and a dead cat with an arrow through its head.   (YouTube)

The Texas veterinarian who was fired after boasting about killing a cat with a bow and arrow is trying to keep her license—and she promises she won't do it again. Dr. Kristen Lindsey appeared before state administrative judges Tuesday for the second day of a hearing about revoking her license, KAGS reports. Lindsey has testified that the cat had a foul odor and fleas, leading her to believe it was feral and possibly rabid, though witnesses have testified that the cat was their pet, Tiger. Lindsey told the board that she hasn't been able to find work since her Facebook post about killing the cat went viral last year, reports KBTX. The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners filed a complaint and is seeking to revoke her license.

The Facebook post that led to Lindsey's firing included a picture of her holding a dead cat with an arrow through its head, the Dallas Morning News reports. "My first bow kill LOL," she wrote. "The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head!" She told the hearing that using a bow and arrow was an "efficient" way to kill a cat, but admitted it was inappropriate. "No, God no," she said when asked if she would shoot another feral cat. A decision on her license will not be made until next month at the earliest. An attorney for Tiger's Justice Team tells KBTX that "many, many people" want to see her license revoked, which would be "appropriate justice." (The sheriff's office decided not to file charges.)

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