HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a photo of a veterinarian holding a feral cat she allegedly shot and killed with a bow and arrow went viral.
KPRC 2 viewers have contacted us through email, Facebook and Twitter messages about the woman's Facebook photo, which appears to have been posted on or around Wednesday, and we took your concerns to authorities.
The Austin County Sheriff's Office told KPRC 2 News an investigation is now underway.
In the photo posted by Kristen Lindsey, the caption reads, "my first bow kill lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through its head! Vet of the year award... greatly appreciated." It's unclear when the alleged incident actually took place.
Many of the residents who live in the area are disgusted by the post.
Misty Acton uses Washington Animal Clinic.
"I thought it was pretty sick that she, being in her profession, put it on Facebook and then bragged about it and then she posted that she would get fired because she's so awesome," says Acton.
The Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham confirms Lindsey had been a veterinarian there for the last two years. The owner told KPRC 2 News Lindsey was fired Friday morning.
Bruce Buenger owns Washington Animal Clinic.
"Our goal now is to go on and try to fix our black eye and hope that people are responsible and understand that those actions don't in any way portray what we are for here at the Washington Animal Clinic. We put our heart and soul into this place,"
Lindsey's Facebook account appears to have been deleted and the post removed.
Meanwhile, a woman who is cat sitting for Lindsey's neighbors who are out of town says the cat that is dead was not feral, in fact it belongs to a couple.
"We believe that this is the cat, since it is a neighbor of the current owner, and we kind of want to see the body but we don't know where the body is. But the markings are identical to the picture that was on Facebook, so we just need some answers to if this was their family cat," she said.