Kristen Lindsey, the Texas veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow in 2015 and bragged about it on Facebook, is slated to appear before a judge next Thursday to try and get her license suspension overturned.
In October 2016, the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners decided to suspend Lindsey’s veterinary license for one year, followed by four years’ probation, as punishment for killing the cat, named Tiger. Despite the leniency of the penalty in light of Lindsey’s cruelty, she filed suit against the Board, claiming its decision was unlawful and her punishment too severe.
On July 20, 2017, Lindsey will go before a judge in the 250th Civil District Court of Travis County, Texas, to argue her case against the Board. Thankfully, attorneys for the state of Texas say Lindsey’s arguments have no merit. They will seek to keep Lindsey’s license suspension in place.
Alley Cat Allies has been involved in the case from the beginning and attended the administrative proceedings concerning Lindsey’s license. We strongly condemned Lindsey’s cruelty and called for the harshest punishment possible. Though we were deeply disappointed that Lindsey’s veterinary license was only suspended instead of permanently revoked, we hope that the judge will uphold her suspension. Lindsey deserves to serve out her full punishment for her horrifying actions, and for breaking the public trust placed in veterinarians.
Keep watching for updates to this new development in the Kristen Lindsey case.
Get a refresher on the case by reading our Kristen Lindsey Special Report: https://www.alleycat.org/our-work/anti-cruelty/kristen-lindsey-special-report/