Texas veterinarian, Kristen Lindsey, killed a cat in her neighborhood in Brenham, Texas and proudly posted the photo on Facebook on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Lindsey claimed that the cat was a feral, but it has since been discovered that the cat was someone’s pet. It was likely an elderly neighbor’s cat named Tiger who happened to go missing the same day that Lindsey posted her gruesome photo. Whether the cat was a feral or not doesn’t matter. The act was disgusting, reprehensible – despicable.
The photo is graphic
[VIEWER WARNING-GRAPHIC], and I will not post it here. It is a picture of the so-called veterinarian, someone who is supposed to care for animals, holding up the dead cat with an arrow in it’s head like a wet rag. She proudly proclaims (with “lol”, and crying funny emoticons):
“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.”
This behavior is obviously unacceptable to anyone with any conscience and sense of morality – especially a veterinarian. There’s not much else to say or add here. Speechless.
What you can do:
Social media and the internet have the power to amplify voices and bring about meaningful change. Let your opinion be known in a respectful way.
1. Sign the petition to have Kristen Lindsey banned from ever working with animals again by revoking her vet license. Other petitions are out there, but this one seems to have gained more steam than the others… but feel free to sign all of them.
2. Join the Facebook page dedicated to this cause “Justice for Cat Murdered by Kristen Lindsey”
3. Write (RESPECTFULLY) to the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-810, Austin, TX to have Kristen Lindsey’s veterinary license revoked.
4. You can let the Austin County Sheriff know how you feel as well – but again, keep it respectful. They are working the case, gathering evidence and following the judicial process which takes time. They have a Facebook page that is easy to find, but they have been inundated with phone calls that have been interfering with EMS and other services… Knowing this, I would leave a respectful, coherent message on their Facebook page or email them.
5. Contact the Austin County Criminal District Attorney: Travis Koehn, One East Main, Bellville, TX 77418 Phone; (979) 865-5911 Ext. 2627 or (979) 865-5933 Fax: (865)5828 Email: [email protected] – Mr. Koehn will decide whether or not to prosecute Ms. Lindsey. Please be respectful if you choose to contact his office. Again, anything less undermines the cause and will not serve to get justice for Tiger.
6. Keep the conversation alive in the social media. Use the hashtags #JusticeForTiger, #IAmTiger, and on Tuesday April 21, 2015 – the whole social media community is coming together for #IAmTigerTuesday!
IMPORTANT NOTE: In researching this issue, I have seen some people (none of our readers, thankfully) sending hate mail, making threats, and inflammatory comments. While it is very understandable that this issue is very sensitive and emotions are running very high, I am asking each of our readers to please refrain from any inflammatory remarks. If you want to be taken seriously, and your voice to be heard, please act responsibly. Do not make threats or defamatory comments.
Doing such only serves to undermine the support for Tiger or “Kitty Doe” who needs your rational voice to help stop people like Kristen Lindsey from getting away with murdering an innocent cat and bragging about the murder on social media. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and helping get justice for Kitty Doe.