Former Veterinarian Charged With Animal Cruelty

The Williamson County woman who was found to have over 60 animals in her home last month has been charged with animal cruelty. According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Elisa Kirkpatrick turned herself in yesterday after officers found more than 60 animals in her home in late May, including a bobcat and an African Serval Cat, along with multiple dead animals after neighbors reported a foul odor coming from the home. Kirkpatrick is being charged with felony cruelty to animals, four counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals, and four counts of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. She is expected in court July 13th.