Tiger has finally gotten justice. The cat was shot and killed with a bow and arrow and made international news after it appeared a veterinarian had killed him and boasted about it on Facebook.
Although it was originally believed Tiger was a feral cat, it turns out he was a family pet who had gone missing earlier on the very day he was killed.
Many animal welfare advocates called for veterinarian Kristen Erin Lindsey to be held accountable for her actions and began campaigning on the pet cat’s behalf.
As consequence, Lindsey lost her job and authorities opened an investigation into the young vet’s actions. Although the police recommended filing charges of cruelty to animals, a grand jury decided against bringing Lindsey to trial for animal cruelty in June.
However, Tiger’s supporters received some good news on October 1, 2015, when the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TVMEB) ruled that Lindsey broke its rules and revoked her veterinary license.
Tiger’s Justice Team News Page wrote on Facebook, in what the Justice Team is hailing as “A VICTORY FOR TIGER!”
The legal proceedings are still not completely over, however, as Lindsey rejected the board’s decision, so she technically still has her license. She is appealing the case before the State Office of Administrative Hearing (SOAH) in order to retain her license.
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