According to the Tiger’s Justice News Team’s Facebook page, a major victory for Tiger the cat has been won today, but the battle is far from over. Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian accused of shooting and killing six-year-old Tiger with a bow and arrow, and posting those pictures on Facebook, still has possession of her license to practice. She is appealing today’s decision to revoke her license. Lindsey had been fired by the clinic at which she practiced, once the pictures surfaced.
The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners enforcement committee voted for revocation, but Ms. Lindsey rejected the order, which means the case will proceed to a State Office of Administrative Hearing (SOAH) to be heard by an administrative law judge. The process may take several months to complete, and Ms. Lindsey’s license will remain active until the case is resolved. According to reports, Ms. Lindsey was never charged with a crime. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) stated that Ms. Lindsey was found to be in violation of veterinary board regulations.
The next Board meeting is slated for October 13, but it is unclear if this case will be discussed at that time. According to Tiger’s Justice, the reason for the delay is that new litigation has emerged, though no details are available at this time. There are a number of Facebook pages closely following this case, including Justice for Tiger the cat killed by Veterinarian with Bow & Arrow, with more than 55,000 followers. Today, members of Tiger’s Justice Team stated, “This is a great victory, but not the final victory. The process will take time.” Tiger’s Justice team would also like to find out what happened to Tiger’s body.