Kristen Lindsey was a vet at the Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, Texas, until she was fired today.
Why was she fired? Because of a Facebook post that went viral.
When commenters asked if she wasn’t worried about losing her job over her actions, Ms. Lindsey posted, “and no I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome!”
Ms. Lindsey may think she’s awesome, but the vet clinic, local animal control, and the Austin County Sheriff’s Office probably think differently. Their phones have been ringing off the hook today, and the Washington Animal Clinic’s website crashed.
This afternoon the clinic posted the following to its Facebook page:
Dear Friends, Clients, and other interested folks. We just learned of the conduct that is discussed below. We are absolutely appalled, shocked, upset, and disgusted by the conduct. We have parted ways with Ms. Lindsey. We do not allow such conduct and we condemn it in the strongest possible manner. Please know that when informed of this we responded swiftly and appropriately and please do not impute this awful conduct to the Washington Animal Clinic or any of its personnel.
KBTX.com reports the cat was NOT a feral, but a foster in the care of True Blue Animal Rescue in Brenham. True Blue denies this on their Facebook page. Instead they report the cat looks similar to one who escaped while being cared for by one of their volunteers as a part of her pet-sitting business.
Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes says his department is investigating the incident. If arrested, Ms. Lindsey could be charged with Cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor.
But I’m guessing the real punishment will be her inability to find another job in her field.
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I am speechless. May Karma bit her in the butt. Disgusting vile creature. Okay so maybe semi speechless.
Wow, very disturbing! Not only is she a horrible person, but dumb as a brick to actually post and brag about it. But, I guess she didn’t see anything wrong and so had no fear. Unbelievable.
I’m with you, and I’m guessing she’s having a tantrum now because she’s being treated so cruelly by those “animal rights nuts”
Absolutely shocking. And here I thought all vets loved all animals.I hope she never finds another job.
Not all vets. Some of them love paying off their student loans.
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I can only hope SOMEONE has reported her to the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and requested that they review this incident. Here’s a petition: http://www.yousignanimals.org/Revoke-license-of-Texas-vet-that-hunts-feral-cats-boasts-about-it-online-t-2311
This is Texas we’re talking about. I’m not expecting much to come of it
Yes. It was considered sport when I lived there.
Wait, she didn’t really kill the cat did she? It was just a joke, right?! If that’s for real, she is one fucked up individual. Makes my skin crawl.
OK, so we only know that she CLAIMS to have killed the cat, and she is holding a dead cat with an arrow through his head.
Either way it’s chiling…gives me the heebies even now.
I hope that is not a real cat.
Yes, it is a real cat.
Glad to see that something good came from an idiot posting on the internet. To many people think that they are above the law!
This may sound crazy, but I’m glad she posted it, so at least she got caught. She is really full of herself!
Left without words. Tears… beyond sad. Angry!
I am incredulous!
First, what kind of person goes to vet school and hates animals. Second, could that be some kind of Photoshopped sick joke? Third, joke or not, how stupid do you have to be to post that? Fourth, how do I unsee that?
First, I don’t know. Second, it’s possible. Third, I’d say pretty f’n stupid. And fourth, I’m sorry.
Whoa. Mind = Blown Ugh.
That is sickening. I am literally sick to my stomach after seeing and reading this.
So am I. A Houston Chronicle article says the cat’s name was Tabby and he belonged to an elderly couple that was out of town.
I’m surprised I didn’t hear about this from the local news before now. Despite its rugged reputation, Texas takes animal rights seriously. I don’t care much for cats – mainly because I’m allergic to them – but I definitely don’t believe feral ones should be shot dead like that!
The thing is, we’ve now learned that it wasn’t a feral at all, but a cat that escaped its home while a petsitter was watching him. His name was Tabby and he was 6 years old. That sorry bitch killed an owned cat.
I am astounded at her action…actually I am not. We humans seem to thrive on cruelty.
Quite astounding behaviour. Doesn’t matter whether it was a ferral or a stray. What an arrogant and stupid woman.
disgusting beyond words!
I hope there is a warm place reserved in hades for her….
An utter skidmark in the underpants of life this person…what a world…karma..please..
I am afraid she has got everything she deserves. No one should kill another living thing let a alone a vet kill a cat. She is not only lacking as a vet she is lacking as a human. I trust she never works with animals again!
I’m speechless. And absolutely disgusted.
Can’t someone shot an arrow into her head ? Oh, that would be murder. This is just disgusting. I am outraged. 😦
Wow! That’s like a person who works in a service industry and doesn’t like people. It doesn’t work. So now, neither does she. I don’t wish ill will on anyone but I DO hope she never gets another job working with animals again– unless it’s cleaning litter boxes and dog pens.
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This was the most bizarre story of the past week! It’s scary to think people like this could be working with animals every day. Mind blowing!
I really hope the owner of that poor cat pushes for prosecution!
Good grief, WHAT IS WRONG with people?! Is there no sense of decency? Have we devolved to such a low spot in our evolution because of the anonymity from our technology?
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