The vet claims it was feral, but as expected, the cat lovers are going cuckoo.
A veterinarian has been fired from her clinic after she posted a horrifying image of her holding a cat she had killed by firing an arrow into its head on Facebook.
Kristen Lindsey, 31, who lives in Brenham, Texas, allegedly hunted the animal down in her backyard and shot it with a bow, believing it was feral.
But a local rescue center say the cat, believed to be called Tiger, was domesticated and had been missing for around two weeks.
Beneath the shocking image, Lindsey, a Wyoming native, wrote: ‘My first bow kill… lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s head. Vet of the year award… gladly accepted.’
She also said in a comment, before she learned she no longer had a job: ‘And no I did not lose my job. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome.’
The Colorado State graduate lost her job at the Washington Animal Clinic after the image began circulating online and staff have since been distancing themselves from the former employee.
Staff at released a statement on Facebook on Friday saying: ‘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,’ the clinic said in the statement.’
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