Texas vet will not be charged in alleged cat killing

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(CNN) — A Texas veterinarian who boasted about killing a cat with an arrow and posted a disturbing photo on Facebook will not be charged.

A grand jury on Wednesday decided not to indict Dr. Kristen Lindsey, according to the Austin County District Attorney’s office. The investigation apparently failed to uncover information implicating her in the cat killing.

Lindsey allegedly shot an arrow into the back of an orange tabby’s head and posted a photo in April of herself smiling, as she dangled its limp body by the arrow’s shaft.

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She added a comment, “My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s head! Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted.”

The photo caused outrage among animal rights activists and Lindsey was fired from her position at a clinic in Brenham, Texas.

The Facebook post and picture have since been deleted. CNN reached out to Lindsey for comment at the time but was unable to make contact.

In a news release obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the District Attorney said, “Without more information, the State lacks proof that this incident even occurred in the state of Texas.” It said that cat hunting was legal, for example, in Wyoming.

Investigators also could not prove cruelty, since a “bolt to the head” is officially recognized as a humane form of animal euthanasia, the Chronicle reported.

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  • Ster

    This egocentric poor self image of a “vet” needs and arrow through HER head,
    The only time you shoot to kill an animal, unless it’s the police klling a citizen, is for FOOD and to eat it as substanance. So now go eat your kill you lacking slacker…

  • boom

    “unless its police killing a citizen’

    you are placing the life of a feral feline over a human being.

    you’re a special kind of scum bag aren’t you

  • Goddess Divine

    Some people are so mean that I would also put the life of an animal above people like this. This idiot vet well deserves and arrow through her head to learn what it feels like to be a helpless animal.

    • Suzanne

      I agree! Some people are completely worthless! Rotten, vile pieces of s**t. So yes I too would put an animal’s life over that of despicable humans. Simply being born “human” doesn’t make you human. So “Boom”, you’re wrong, this so-called vet and all the heartless people in this world are the “special kind of scumbags” you are referring to.


        I’m guessing hamburgers or steaks aren’t on your menu for tonight. Tastiest burgers have a 20/80% fat content. I get mine from contented cows.

  • bob

    So….claiming credit and posting a photo proving it doesn’t constitution “evidence”?

    Well, justice was serve anyway. She’s fired, and the taxpayers don’t have to pay to incarcerate her. Win-win.

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