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BETHESDA, MDYesterday the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners moved to revoke the license of Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who posted a picture of herself on Facebook holding a cat by an arrow through the cats’ head and bragging about the kill.

Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, applauded the board’s decision.

“This is just the type of strong action that is needed to have justice in animal cruelty cases,” said Robinson. “The fact that a veterinarian was responsible in this case makes it even more shameful. A person who commits such an act has no business practicing veterinary medicine.”

Robinson also asked supporters to continue following the case, as Lindsey has indicated she will appeal.

Alley Cat Allies has been calling for action in the case since it first came to light in April.

The decision comes after a social media outcry over the alleged cruelty. In August the board held a meeting to hear statements about the case, and Alley Cat Allies’ Staff Attorney Rebekah DeHaven attended and testified.


About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than half a million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens nationwide. Its website is, and Alley Cat Allies is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube