Kristen Lindsey Case: Judges Rule – The Cat WAS Tiger

kristen-lindseyFor those that have been following the long and twisted saga of the Texas veterinarian Kristen Lindsey – who famously shot a cat with a bow and arrow and then bragged about it on Facebook and has been fighting to keep her vet license ever since, here’s the latest – the outcome of Lindsey’s SOAH disciplinary hearing. The judges issued a 60 page Proposal for Decision (PFD) that included the following points:
• The judges concluded that the cat Lindsey killed was in fact Tiger, a pet cat – not a feral cat.
• Lindsey acted recklessly by killing Tiger without his owners’ effective consent.
• Shooting feral cats with a bow and arrow is not a “generally accepted and otherwise lawful” method of wildlife management. The judges added, “Ultimately, the appropriate manner of killing a feral cat is beside the point, because the cat killed was Tiger, an owned cat.”
• The judges also stated that: “Respondent acted under the guise of the practice of veterinary medicine because hcr caption for the Facebook post linked the conduct to the veterinary profession, making the act a violation of the Board’s Rules of Professional Conduct.”
• Despite some testimony to the contrary, the judges concluded that Tiger was killed instantly, and did not suffer.
• The judges believe Lindsey’s conduct did not cause a hazard or risk to public health, safety, or economic welfare, and did not result in economic harm to property or the environment, and that she has been deterred from similar reckless actions in the future.

Lindsey was found guilty of a Class B violation. (Class C is the least serious and Class A is the most serious.) The PFD recommends a 5 year license suspension and 100 hours of community service. From the PFD: Click here to read the entire document.

The Board should issue a five-year suspension of Respondent’s license, with four years fully probated, and the entire period subject to quarterly reporting requirements; require Respondent to complete continuing education hours in the areas of veterinary jurisprudence and animal welfare (and/or such other subjects as the Board sees t); and impose a community service requirement of at least 100 hours of volunteering time at a feline rescue, free spay/neuter clinic, or similar facility.

Note: THE PFD IS A RECOMMENDATION ONLY, AND DOES NOT SIGNAL THE END OF THE CASE. Each party now has 15 days to file Exceptions to the SOAH Proposal for Decision. Upon review, the judges may choose to modify the PFD before final submission to the vet board.



  1. Kelly Mcdaniel

    Aug 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    She has demonstrated that she is unfit to care for animals in any capacity!

    • Linda

      Aug 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Agreed. Take her license away, permanently! She will never change, people that cruel never change.

  2. April Lightner

    Aug 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This is unacceptable behavior by anyone and clearly animal cruelty. Add that she has taken an oath as a Veterinarian and then so proudly displayed what she’d done and it goes beyond heartless and sickening. I am disappointed it is not a class A violation.

  3. Teresa C.

    Aug 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    100 hours community service is a joke and an insult to animal welfare volunteers everywhere. 5000 to 10,000 HOURS IS MY SUGGESTION. and yes i do have a concept of how long that is…
    10k÷40hr wk=250÷52 wks per yr= 4.8 yrs
    ive been working & volunteering in the animal welfare commmumity since 1999.
    If she is not going to do serious prison time, make the punishment fit the crime, and give some justice to Tiger and his owner.

  4. susan Braddock

    Aug 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    This is a joke she should lose her licence and not be allowed near any animals again and do 5years community service or 5years in jail for this act of cruelty

    • Lynda

      Dec 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm

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  5. Jamie

    Aug 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Now wait…there are people that harm animals without killing them and they get worse punishment than this woman…are you fricken kidding me!!! And how can they prove that Tiger died instantly…just because Tiger was shot in the head does not mean he died instantly, he may have lived for a few seconds or minutes, she could have lied about it and said it was instant! I wonder if any of those judges would let her care for their pets?? They are dumber than I thought if they would, not to mention heartless! She should not be allowed to practice as a vet ever again in any state! I think she already proved that!

  6. Kathy Case

    Aug 17, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    She still is able to touch any animal???? What is wrong with these people?? She should be held accountable for killing someone’s pet…someone else’s property. 5 years is to short..never mind 1 year!? Total B.S…put her away for the full 5 years and lifetime block from EVER TOUCHING ANOTHER ANIMAL.and for her 100… Road kill clean up is to good for her…sewer cleaner…using her tooth brush is to light of punishment.

    • Annette Christensen

      Aug 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      She’s a piece of shit and needs an arrow shot through her sick head!

  7. Della Williamson

    Aug 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This is really sad. Despite testimony to the contrary – they ruled the cat died instantly. It clearly did not. She jiggled it and laughed at the pain she caused. Those cowards are waffling, afraid of the backlash. There really would not have been much. But perhaps they should get an earful now. By the position of the arrow you can tell the cat was sitting, watching her when she shot it. By the position of the leg as she held it up you can tell it is still alive and for them to ignore the testimony of experts to the contrary they ignored the ‘important’ aspects of the case.

  8. Rob

    Aug 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    What a sick cunt! She needs to lose her license and be banned from having animals.

  9. Anne Miller

    Aug 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    She is a total lunatic. Her license should be pulled for good and she should do jail time my thoughts would be the same even if she killed a feral cat. She is no vet!

  10. Laurie

    Aug 17, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    My God, keep her away from animals for good. Pull her license and 5 years community service, but NOT near animals. These people are like pedefiles, they aren’t capable of changing. It’s how they were raised. Look at Michael Vick…totally clueless.

  11. Tessa

    Aug 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Why has this not been reported on the mainstream media??? I guess the political shenanigans of the wannabe prez is far too important to report REAL news. This woman should be banned from ANY kind of work with animals. I would even ban her from adopting or purchasing a pet. Her face should be plastered all over the country–like they do with sex offenders. What a disgrace!

  12. Rachel

    Aug 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Stupid rotten bitch! I’m lost for words.

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      Feb 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Diese wird nachher noch eingepflegt. Leider bin ich derzeit sehr ausgelastet.Danach ist das wie auch hier bei allen eine FW mit .ipsw.


      Feb 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Good point. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way. 🙂

  13. AJ S.

    Aug 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    We’ve all been waiting for something to happen to her, and this is something, though it’s not finalized. Even if she got nothing her dip-spit of a lawyer would probably demand an apology from the board or something. They’ve both been so egregious. It’s not enough, especially to send a message to other abusers of any kind, but she’ll probably screw up again and THAT will be the end of her so-called career in vet medicine.

  14. Tam

    Oct 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Any Vet that hires her EVER again will lose the trust of their clients because NO ONE will EVER want her near their precious pet. They should have took her license away permanently and put her butt in jail. And those that decided her fate in the courts should not be allowed pets either.

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