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 being found guilty in a court of law.
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