And now for this week's installment of Lessons In Internet Shaming:
Out in Brenham there's a veterinarian named Kristen Lindsey who's been licensed with the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners since 2012. And sometime this week, someone named Kristen Lindsey posted a photo of herself on Facebook in which she's holding an arrow with a dead cat dangling from the tip. The post was accompanied by this very un-veterinarian-like message:
"My first bow kill...lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it's head [sic]! Vet of the year award ... gladly accepted"
And Facebook promptly (and, in all likelihood, rightly) flipped the hell out...
At this point, we know very little about the context around this photo other than the swift, strong reaction to it. Not only did the photo vanish from Lindsey's Facebook page, her entire account appears to have been disappeared.
It appears the vet in question, however, has already been fired from her job at the Washington Animal Clinic. The clinic posted this message on its Facebook page earlier today:
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And, in addition to its public plea to please-stop-calling-our-dispatchers-are-overwhelmed, the Austin County Sheriff's Office told its Facebook followers that the case is being investigated for possible animal cruelty charges.