TEXAS – A woman from Brenham who posted on Facebook about killing a cat with an arrow last year is fighting this week to keep her veterinary license.
Kristen Lindsey is currently taking part in an administrative hearing before the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners that is expected to last three days, KAGS-TV reports.
Lindsey sparked outrage back in April 2015 when she posted a picture on Facebook in which she was holding an orange-and-white tomcat that had been shot in the head with an arrow.
“My first bow kill LOL,” the post declared. “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the year award … gladly accepted.”
Lindsey was later fired from the veterinary clinic she was working at at the time.
First photo of Kristen Lindsey since viral photo of cat. @KAGSnews #watchKAGS More tonight at 6. pic.twitter.com/ryBu2jcwFO
— TasharaTakesTexas (@TasharaParker) April 25, 2016
A veterinary board committee recommended that her license be revoked, but to date, she has been able to continue practicing as a vet while appealing her suspension.
Lindsey and the board attempted to reach a settlement in mediation last month, but their failure to do so has resulted in this week’s hearing.
The board called on witnesses Monday who said that the cat was their pet, Tiger, and not a stray, KAGS-TV reported.
An attorney for Lindsey argued that it was not the same cat.
An Austin County grand jury declined to indict Lindsey on animal-cruelty charges last June.