Veterinarian fired after killing cat with arrow, posting photo to Facebook

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BRENHAM, Texas — A veterinarian in Texas has reportedly been fired after she killed a cat with a bow and arrow and then boasted about it by posting a photo of the kill to social media.

According to KBTX, Kristen Lindsey posted a picture on her Facebook page of her holding an arrow that is sticking through the head of a dead cat.

The post read, “My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s [sic] head! Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted.”

One problem: the cat wasn’t feral, but rather belonged to an elderly couple in the area, according to a Texas animal rescue group.

Her photo caused a social media firestorm after her photo went viral, and she could face charges, KBTX reported.

Before getting fired, Lindsey reportedly wrote in the comments section of her post, “No I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome!”

According to KBTX, Washington Animal Clinic (map), where she worked, received more than 500 phone calls Friday morning. They fired her shortly afterward and put duct tape over her name on the company’s sign.

“This kind of stuff shouldn’t happen in our society,” said Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes, according to KBTX . “It’s a very sad thing. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of it and get the truth, 100% truth, and get it to the DA and put it in his hands if it needs to go any further.”

KBTX reports some are coming to Lindsey’s defense, including a woman named Shannon Stoddard, who told the station, “She’s a good vet, so maybe her bad choice of posting something on Facebook was not good. But I don’t think she should be judged for it.”

 

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