A Texas veterinarian who killed a neighbor’s cat with a bow and arrow and bragged about the act on Facebook was found to have violated a state rule, according to a source who asked not to be identified.
The finding by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners came two months after a grand jury declined to indict Kristen Lindsey, DVM, on criminal charges.
The nature of the violation and any proposed sanctions against Dr. Lindsey remain confidential for now, the source stated Friday.
If Lindsey accepts the order, the case would go to the board for final action as early as Oct. 13. If she doesn’t sign it, an open hearing would be held in front of an administrative law judge and Lindsey would retain the right to appeal.
Lindsey ignited an Internet firestorm in April when she shot her neighbor’s cat, Tiger, boasted about the killing on Facebook and posted a photo of the arrow piercing the animal’s head.
“My first bow kill … lol,” she commented. “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s [sic] head! Vet of the year award … gladly accepted.”
Lindsey was fired from her job at Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, Texas.
She has not commented publicly once the killing attracted widespread Internet and media attention.