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Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charge For Allegedly Abusing Elderly Cat

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

Ozark, Alabama – 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.

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Update 5/4/2022: Animal Victory is disappointed to learn that this case was not prosecuted because nobody followed through with the charges. This is why we continue to fight for the animals. This should NOT happen! Thank you for helping us try to make a difference in this case’s outcome.

Update 2/22/2022: Animal Victory has been informed that court is scheduled for 2/25/2022.

Update 1/12/2022: As of January 10, 2022, there is still no scheduled court date.

Update 11/08/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the defense requested a new judge. Court has delayed until this issue has been settled/resolved.

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

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PRIOR SIGNATURES : 16720

Veterinarian Facing Cruelty Charge For Allegedly Abusing Elderly Cat

1,629 signatures = 11% of goal
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15,000

PETITION SIGNATURES:
1,629 Cheryl Harlow Apr 29, 2022
1,628 Mitra Pejman Apr 29, 2022
1,627 Jessica Drake He should have his Veterinary license taken away and never able to practice veterinary medicine again Apr 29, 2022
1,626 karin schmitz Apr 25, 2022
1,625 Frank Schultz Apr 24, 2022
1,624 SANDRA LOFARO HUMANS ARE THE CRUELEST ANIMAL ON EARTH! Apr 21, 2022
1,623 Raymond Moore Apr 20, 2022
1,622 Roslyn Pollinger Apr 20, 2022
1,621 Sylvia Head-Gallegos Let the PUNISHMENTS fit the CRIMES!!! Apr 17, 2022
1,620 Danielle Agresta Apr 12, 2022
1,619 Sydney Allrud Apr 10, 2022
1,618 Juliana Jordan-Huber Apr 05, 2022
1,617 Jocelyn Warburton Apr 01, 2022
1,616 kliontia-kalia konstantinou Mar 25, 2022
1,615 nicole cervino PEINE DE MORT...!!!!! ça ne devrait pas exister...!!!! Mar 19, 2022
1,614 James McVey Mar 07, 2022
1,613 S. McConnell Mar 07, 2022
1,612 Marica Czirfusz Mar 06, 2022
1,611 miriam taylor-east Mar 05, 2022
1,610 Pamela M Mar 05, 2022
1,609 Chloe-Nicole Bignoux Feb 27, 2022
1,608 Laura Cronick He should lose his license as well Feb 26, 2022
1,607 Bernadette Dra Feb 25, 2022
1,606 MacDonald Dianne Feb 24, 2022
1,605 Anita Gram Feb 17, 2022
1,604 Jane Gold Feb 17, 2022
1,603 Wendy Butler Feb 16, 2022
1,602 Sandee Williams Feb 16, 2022
1,601 carlos otero Feb 13, 2022
1,600 Patricia Henson Feb 09, 2022

PRIOR SIGNATURES : 16720