A Texas veterinarian whose Facebook photo showed her holding a dead cat with an arrow in his head has yet to be charged with the crime, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Beneath the horrific image, Kristen Lindsey reportedly 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."
Putting aside the fact that a "feral" cat has just as much right to life as a cat kept as a pet, in this case the cat wasn't even a stray, but is believed to be Tiger, a beloved 6-year-old cat who belonged to an elderly couple.
Authorities say that the image, which has since been taken down, must be verified as real before Lindsey can be arrested and charged, the Morning News reported.
"We can't arrest and charge someone like that based on a picture on the internet. We have to make sure that is true and correct," he told the paper. "Anybody can take a computer and alter a photograph."
Tiger went missing on Wednesday, according to KBTX news, and Lindsey allegedly posted the picture to Facebook on Wednesday night. On Friday she was fired from her job at the Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, Texas, after it received more than 500 phone calls demanding her dismissal. In the comments section of her post, she wrote, "no I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I'm awesome!" KBTX reported.