Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charge For Allegedly Abusing Elderly Cat

Published: April 22, 2021 at 09:01 AM Author: Penny Eims

Disturbing video of an Ozark, Alabama, veterinarian’s alleged abuse of an elderly cat has left people shaken. The video, which was reportedly taken by a veterinary staff member who was said to be weary of the veterinarian’s actions, has sparked outrage on social media. It has also resulted in animal cruelty charges against Dr. Tim Richard Logan of Andrews Avenue Animal Hospital.

Please sign the petition asking for Dr. Tim Richard Logan to be held fully accountable for his actions if the results of the full investigation determine that he is guilty of committing the crime of animal cruelty.

The video uploaded to Facebook is damning. The video reveals extraordinarily rough handling of the cat, including flicking the cat in the mouth, hitting her in the head, forcefully pushing her body down into the metal exam table, and then allowing her tumble to the ground.

(Link to video on Facebook here – a word of warning, it is hard to watch)

The video has sparked outrage on social media, and prompted the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine to open an investigation. It also resulted in the Ozark Police Department arresting and charging Dr. Logan with animal cruelty.

The Facebook user who uploaded the video wrote:

I will not give out the name of the owner of the cat that I have evidence of for her privacy!!! This poor cat is about 19 years old and just wants to be left alone!!!! Clearly she needed medicine, but there are patience when it comes to animals, especially cranky ones!

It is apparent that this elderly cat did not want to be handled, but was Dr. Logan’s behavior acceptable, especially for a professional veterinarian? It is not up to Animal Victory to determine what constitutes animal cruelty, but we do support the full investigation by the local authorities and the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medicine. If these agencies determine that Dr. Logan has indeed committed animal cruelty, we want to see him receive the maximum sentence for his charge, AND lose his veterinary license.

Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

News:

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Update 8/17/2021: Animal Victory has learned that court has been changed to Sept. 28, 2021.

Update 5/18/2021: There is little information being released about this case, but Animal Victory has learned that court is scheduled for July 27, 2021.

Update 5/6/2021: Today Animal Victory sent 16,541 signatures and comments along with our petition letter to attorney Ray Kennington.

Read our letter here

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 16720

Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charge For Allegedly Abusing Elderly Cat

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
1,468 Alex Zerba Sep 21, 2021
1,467 Kimberly Werlein Sep 21, 2021
1,466 Krystal Fletcher-Burroughs He must be punished! Sep 21, 2021
1,465 H Lepage Put that torturer behind bars Sep 21, 2021
1,464Anonymous Sep 19, 2021
1,463 Bret Tyrey Sep 19, 2021
1,462 Teri Paszotta We need tougher laws, more judges with balls to hand down stiffer sentences & justice to those affected by sick abusers of animals in our communities. It's going on in your city and those that prey on the most vulnerable are WEAK COWARDS & THE LOWEST, POOREST EXCUSE OF BEINGS WALKING THIS EARTH! Sep 17, 2021
1,461 connie howard Sep 15, 2021
1,460 Yiota Nicolaidou Sep 15, 2021
1,459 Ann Freeman Sep 15, 2021
1,458 Nancy Paskowitz Sep 14, 2021
1,457 sherry mainquist This is cruelty!!! Sep 14, 2021
1,456 KONSTANTINOS STAMOS Sep 14, 2021
1,455 Debbie Westerkamm Sep 14, 2021
1,454 astrid suchanek Sep 13, 2021
1,453 Carol Jackson NEEDS TO STOP!!!!!!!!!! Sep 12, 2021
1,452 Trina Garcia Sep 12, 2021
1,451 Inna Stalinsky Sep 11, 2021
1,450 Linda Steininger Sep 11, 2021
1,449 mary peplinski Sep 09, 2021
1,448 Vicki Gruman Sep 09, 2021
1,447 Elaina Valzania Sep 08, 2021
1,446 Dodie Harrison Sep 08, 2021
1,445 Tammy Bradford Sep 08, 2021
1,444 Clare Chaffey Sep 08, 2021
1,443 Lorraine Socorro Sep 08, 2021
1,442 S Mendonsa Sep 08, 2021
1,441 Diana Lack Sep 08, 2021
1,440 Sylvie MALLEVAL Sep 08, 2021
1,439 James Mcavoy Sep 08, 2021

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 16720