Punish Vet Accused of Bragging About Killing Cat

Kristen Lindsey

Target: Travis Koehn, Austin County District Attorney

Goal: Demand harsh punishment for vet who allegedly killed a cat with a bow and arrow.

A licensed veterinarian in Texas will not be charged with anything after shooting a cat with a bow and arrow and posting the picture on Facebook. The grand jury decided not to charge her after the investigation of the incident failed to uncover crucial details necessary for a conviction. Urge authorities to punish the veterinarian for her cruel and violent actions against an innocent animal.

Dr. Kristen Lindsey allegedly shot a stray orange tabby in the back of the head and posted the picture on Facebook in April. The photo showed her proudly holding the limp animal, still dangling from the arrow. She also added the comment: “My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted.”

The photo spurred many who care for the well-being of animals to be outraged, and thankfully Lindsey was fired from her position at a clinic in Brenham, Texas. The picture on Facebook has been deleted and the grand jury didn’t charge her because the State “lacks proof that this incident even occurred in the state of Texas,” according to the District Attorney. In addition, investigators couldn’t prove animal cruelty because a “bolt to the head” is actually recognized as a legal form of animal euthanasia.

This behavior is disgusting and the fact that Lindsey wasn’t charged with anything is wrong. The grand jury had enough evidence from Lindsey posting a picture and boasting about her animal cruelty herself. Please sign the petition below to urge the District Attorney to seek punishment for this horrible act and conduct a more thorough investigation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Koehn,

Recently, a horrible act of animal cruelty occurred when Dr. Kristen Lindsey allegedly posted a picture of her shooting a cat in the head with a bow and arrow and bragged about it on Facebook. Apparently, this was not enough evidence for a grand jury to find her guilty of animal cruelty.

I find this reprehensible because she admitted to committing this cruel act and yet she is still a licensed veterinarian. It isn’t right that Lindsey should get off without any punishment whatsoever. I urge you to conduct a more thorough investigation that will uncover Lindsey’s cruel behavior so that justice can be served.

We need to treat all animals with kindness, and letting someone who shot an innocent cat in the head with a bow and arrow go without any charges is a huge disservice to all animals. Please work to correct this wrong and support the humane treatment of animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Kristen Lindsey

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21 Comments

  1. Kate Foley says:

    You could easily say that the only good murdering,cruel vet is one with an arrow through its head. She clearly intends to go only slaughtering innocent creatures in this vile way, and should never have become a vet. Vile woman .

  2. Amy M Glogowski says:

    This woman should have an arrow in her head, horrible nasty woman!
    She also should have her license pulled to never practice again!
    What about animal cruelty & make her accountable for her sick actions!

  3. OMG……The findings by the grand jury are disgusting, appalling and just plain unbelievable wrong.I READ THE RESULTS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND CAN’T BELIEVE IT YET.I WOULD THINK A PICTURE OF HER HOLDING A CAT ..SOMEONES PET WITH A ARROW THROUGH ITS HEAD THAT SHE ADMITS IN WRITING THAT SHE DID IT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO GO TO TRIAL) WHAT ELSE DO THESE PEOPLE NEED?? WHO WERE THE PEOPLE THAT THEY PICKED FOR THIS GRAND JURY??? IF I WERE THE OWNER OF SAID MURDERED CAT I WOULD CONTACT EVERY LARGE ANIMAL AGENCY WITH A TOP NOTCH ATTORNEY AND GET JUSTICE FOR MY JUST BRUTALLY SLAUGHTERED(WITH A ARROW THROUGH HIS HEAD) BELOVED CAT BY THIS MONSTER VET.WHO BUT A MONSTER WOULD DO THIS TO A INNOCENT ANIMAL FOR THE HELL OF IT??????????I WOULD NEVER LET THIS MONSTER TOUCH ANY OF MY ANIMALS!!!!!!!SHE PROBABLY KEEPS HER BOW AND ARROW IN HER MEDICINE BAG TO USE AFTER HOURS TO KEEP HERSELF BUSY.

  4. A “bolt to the head” is actually recognized as a legal form of animal euthanasia. Really?! Stupid, stupid law-makers and supporters… And to Dr. Kristen Lindsey, I pray to God this happens to you in someway, someday… This world needs less of your kind!

  5. And I will remember your name… If I ever find out somehow that you work in any more animal clinics or shelters, I will reveal who you are until you get fired again and again… Evil woman!

  6. What a nasty piece of work… Madwomen like that should not be at large anywhere and…she definitely does not belong as a vet !

  7. Duke Stone says:

    “The photo spurred many who care for the well-being of animals to be outraged (…)” Did you know that cats are responsible for the annihilation of native birds and other wildlife? What about the well-being of those poor critters?
    And, especially in more urban areas, what about the well-being of the feral cats? Not too healthy, I’ve seen it over and over. I’ve had cats using my backyard as a litter box in the past and now it’s happening again. It’s my yard. Stay out and beware the consequences.

    • Kathleen Williams says:

      Well, now, aren’t you just a love.

      More often than not, cats cover their solid waste; consider it fertilizer.

      As far as the strong ammonia smell of their urine, you could – oh, I don’t know – do the compassionate thing, make some phone calls and find a volunteer from a local humane society to have them spayed and neutered.

      In regard to the “annihilation” of other species, please enlighten me. Specifically, which critters have become extinct because they need to eat?

      May your house be invaded by roaches and rats, you troll.

      • Duke Stone says:

        http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/NFWF.pdf

        Copy and paste that and check it out. I’m simply not a pet person, I don’t like cats and dogs. I don’t understand why they are not openly on the menu at Asian restaurants. I’m not trying to start a Rio on the matter, seriously, this is how I feel and what I believe. Your comment about roaches infesting my home was rude and you should apologize now. Thanks.

    • Frank Staples says:

      Duke, be very glad you don’t live close to me…because my pets are part of my family and I will protect them as quickly as I would my wife.

  8. This was her neighbor’s cat, Tiger. He was A PET. He was not feral, as alleged by this vet. Furthermore, vets are all about trap, neuter, spay and release. They know that cats keep rodent populations down. This woman’s mother took the picture and bragged that it really happened and how proud of her daughter she was. Even more shocking, the SPCA is not doing anything to aid in the investigation. I wrote them several times, and all they did was send me what came down to an ad about what they do. I will no longer help the SPCA anymore. They are just about the money and not about seeking justice for animal abuse. This vet needs to not only lose her license, she needs to pay the largest fine available and see jail time. She should do community service by cleaning up road kill for the next year. Effing unbelievable.

  9. Stan Benton says:

    I have read other places that the cat she so proudly murdered was not a “feral” cat, but a neighbor’s pet. If that’s true, she should at least face some charges of animal abuse, and hopefully at least a small lawsuit from the neighbor. In any case, let’s hope that she now realizes that she impressed nobody with her bragging, and is now hated at least all around the U.S. Since I oppose the death penalty (for all of the obvious reasons), I won’t push for her to get the same as that poor cat, but if she accidently ended up with an arrow through her head, I wouldn’t complain.

  10. Heather Brophy says:

    ONE SICK BITCH THAT OUGHT TO BE GONE!

  11. Kathleen Williams says:

    FYI: Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is looking over the evidence. In the past, they have found creative arguments (what I personally refer to as ‘the Al Capone strategy’) to obtain justice for the victims of animal abuse. So, fingers crossed.

  12. Sydney M says:

    Someone needs to shoot a bolt up this woman’s ass, as that is apparently where her brains are located.

  13. Manel Dias says:

    The Judge also equally is a human with NO Heart & soul. Any one can be a judge with no kindness, compassionate for other beings. This is one of them. Then again this so called Vet. woman is a pure BLOOD THIRSTY EVIL being. I read that one moron has written, saying, “To raise billions of animals just to kill them & eat is fine?” WHO SAYS IT IS FINE? No animals deserve to be tormented or murdered under any circumstances. For this type of barbaric act done to a helpless animal…No Punishment is Bad Enough.There should be stiffer fines to such Barbarians.

    • Janice Wilson says:

      Eric’s comment was him being facetious. He was sYing that everyone is all upset about the cat, which they should be, but are t concerned about the millions that are raised and attended to in deplorable, restrictive methods and eat them. And to answer your question: Anyone who eats animals is saying that it is fine. People need to learn about these agribusinesses that treat living beings worse than widgets, co fine them sometimes so they cannot move, purposely allow them to get and remain sick, and sometimes don’t even kill them before they dip them in boiling vats of water or start slitting their throats and disemboweling them. Yum. That should make anyone hungry. (Again, that last sentence was me being facetious.). I’m with you, Eric, and have been for over 45 years. Kudos to you.

  14. Cecily Colloby says:

    There are TWO evil, murderous women here, this so-called “vet” AND her mother, who is actually proud of what her vile daughter did!!! Oh, and a totally braindead grand jury who don’t have enough evidence???You couldn’t make it up!! Hopefully, ALDF will sort this worthless woman out and she’ll get what’s coming to her… And Duke Stone you are as worthless as she is. There is something dreadfully wrong with those who actively hate animals…

  15. Lesley Halkett-Amos says:

    I can’t belive this woman is a vet! Disgusting behaviour from someone who is supposed to heal and protect animals.

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