TX - Veterinarian under investigation for killing cat with arrow.

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  1. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, you can't wish something not to be true.
     


  2. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    The cat could very well still be alive in the photo. The arrow through the head doesn't necessarily kills a cat. Some cats shot through the head survived. So what did this woman do to the cat afterward? Police need to get a search warrant and search their property, instead of waiting if this woman decided to talk to them or not.
     
  3. Snick1946

    Snick1946 Well-Known Member

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    I'd bet this is not the first time she has brutally and unnecessarily killed an animal. I have read her blog and FB postings, she seems curiously detached and cold, almost frightfully so.

    Taking a cosmic view of things, I think the human race has gone through a major change of consciousness in the past several decades in its attitude toward animals. There used to be a 'throw away' mentality toward them; maybe that was a sort of self defense against feelings of guilt for exploiting them for food and food products, transportation, etc. Meat consumption has plunged and old thinking patterns are being left behind, as they ought to be. As in every major change, there will be pockets of resistance. People will of course still hunt, I don't want to get into all of that- but most of us in the Western world find something like this shocking- because it just isn't and shouldn't be done any longer.

    I am reading that he mother is the county treasurer- or something- and I think only keeping the pressure on local LE is going to get them to do squat on this.
     
  4. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Should you feel moved by your outrage to urge the full extent of the law be brought against the individual claiming to have done this despicable deed, here are some helpful links and info:

    Austin County Sherriff Office
    http://http://www.austincountyso.org/admin.htm
    Sherriff Jack Brandes
    jackb@austincountyso.org
    Phone: 979-865-3111

    Austin County District Attorney Office
    http://www.austincounty.com/default.aspx?Austin_County/District.Attorney
    District Attorney Travis Koehn
    travis.koehn@austincounty.com
    Phone: 979-865-5933
     
  5. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why it has been reported she can only be charged with a misdemeanor (if she is charged at all).
     
  6. MyBelle

    MyBelle Well-Known Member

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    I do wonder if her veterinary school required classes on ethics the way medical schools have done since the '70s to drive home the concept of death with dignity. That said, the bigger, actual crime is that she executed a pet that belonged to someone else and she stupidly bragged about it. She clearly had it in for the cat and I bet it had simmered for a long time. I hope the elderly couple sue her for the loss of the cat and the emotional pain and suffering posting the photo has caused to them.

    JMO
     
  7. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    This from the Austin County Sherriff Office FB page:

    http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-County-Sheriff/200322016718516?fref=ts

     
  8. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    The mother works for a state agency in WY, not in TX. Her info is out there, see the comments section of the "I like to kill things" blog. All the personal contact info was listed.
     
  9. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Sometimes reporters get things wrong.
    Sometimes Sherriffs do too.
     
  10. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Good...so they are preparing to take it to the GJ. Fact is this woman has some really stupid friends/associates, like the vet tech and others that encouraged her sick post. If the police put pressure on those morons I am sure some of them will start talking.

    If the prosecution gets veterinarians to testify the cat was likely ALIVE when she took that photo then I think felony animal abuse might be on the table. The woman is a vet for God's sake, she would KNOW the cat was still alive and if she drove that arrow further through it's little head so she could pick the cat up for that pic....ugh...
     
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    Saw a post where someone suggested this if you see animal cruelty on the internet... also, made me wonder if it is more than a local concern because it was posted on the internet?


    If I see animal cruelty on the Internet, what should I do?
    Immediately contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, at http://www.ic3.gov/. The website will direct you to the page where you can file your complaint. At first glance, it may appear that the website will only consider complaints of Internet monetary fraud. However, IC3 is the proper venue for all Internet crimes, including animal abuse.
    IC3 can best process your complaint if the information you provide is as detailed and complete as possible. This includes providing the complete URL (website address) for the website that displayed the suspected animal cruelty.
    Even if you are located outside the United States, IC3 will review your report as long as the suspected abuser is located in the United States.
     
  13. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks time for the info and the link. I attempted to file a report, but got bogged down on trying to determine what sections would apply to this situation, since it is not exactly fitting the criteria. I decided to wait until Austin County lets us know if this will be prosecuted before lodging a report on the IC3 site. I really appreciate the research you did to find this, and share it with us. It is new information to me that I hope to never have to use, but glad to have it if I need it.
    :tyou:
     
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    You're welcome!~ Ok to wait... and, I wouldn't doubt some others are trying to file a report also.
     
  15. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    I've avoided reading about this story until tonight, and I'm now hugging my big, goofy, silly, loving, found-as-a-stray orange tomcat a little bit closer than usual (and I'm also a little teary).

    I've lived in a city for almost 20 years now, and I've kept my city cats inside-only, but I grew up in a rural area, and our cats were always indoors/outdoors. I get that outdoor cats can be annoying to some folks (they don't always stay in their yard, they can be destructive to wildlife, they can dig in flower beds, etc.)--BUT -- killing cats (even if you think they're feral) is not the answer -- trap, neuter, release is. And I can't imagine a person (let alone a vet) that would take joy in killing a cat, even a feral one (which Tiger obviously wasn't). Ugh.
     
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    believe09 Well-Known Member

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    Ray_of_hope Verified registered nurse

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    Tulessa, Thank you so much for posting about this. I am absolutely horrified by this woman and her behavior. She is obviously insensitive to sentient beings and I have no idea why she would go into veterinary medicine. I am stymied!
     
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    Ray_of_hope Verified registered nurse

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    Well that apple didn't fall far from the tree. She needs to be locked up and kept away from any vulnerable populations which include the elderly and children!
     
  19. mister happy

    mister happy Well-Known Member

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    BBM.. I'm reading more and more that the cat was likely alive in that "trophy" picture.

    Here's something about this from the Justice for Tiger Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/1005169836...0.1429515250./100744833591659/?type=3&theater
     
  20. ceecee30

    ceecee30 Verified Financial Planner (AU)

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    Nope, I can say all the vets I've had the pleasure of working with, don't enjoy killing anything.

    I've seen grown men cry over the reactions of their patients at losing their pet, I've seen vets of 30 years cry when there was nothing further they could do....

    But I've certainly not seen any pleasure in any one of those vets faces, when an animal has crossed the rainbow bridge
     

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