Springfield Breeder Pleads No Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield breeder can’t own pets for 15 years. That’s just one stipulation included in a plea deal for 62-year-old Betty Gould, the woman accused of tossing two cats in the river near Island Park. Defense attorney Jim Kolstoe said, “The ultimate analysis was for her to go forward with the plea … Continue reading »

Cat Abuser Pleads No Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Betty Gould, the woman who was caught throwing cats into the Willamette River trapped in bags has plead no contest to two counts of attempted aggravated animal abuse. She appeared in Springfield Municipal Court on Thursday. As part of her plea agreement, two abandonment charges were dropped against her. KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Woman Voluntarily Surrenders Cats

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police say a woman who allegedly threw two of her Persian cats into the Willamette River last week is working with law enforcement to voluntarily surrender her cats. Police say Betty Gould is working with Springfield Animal Control and local shelters to find other homes for some and maybe all of her … Continue reading »

Accused Cat Abuser Makes Deal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield Animal Control says a woman accused of throwing two cats into the Willamette River has agreed to turn over the remaining cats still in her care. Betty Gould, a Persian cat breeder, is charged with animal abuse. Starting later this week, animal control will start slowly rescuing the 50 to 60 cats still in Gould’s … Continue reading »

Alleged Cat Abuser Keeps Cats

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield woman who allegedly threw two cats into the Willamette River more than a week ago is out of jail and back with the nearly 60 cats in her home. Betty Gould was met with protesters at her salon Saturday. They want her cats taken from her before she goes to … Continue reading »

Springfield Cat Breeder Arraigned

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Persian cat breeder accused of throwing two cats into the Willamette River was in court Tuesday. Betty Ann Gould, 62, faces animal abuse and animal abandonment charges. We caught up with the woman who says she witnessed Gould dump a plastic bag containing the cats in the river. She says she … Continue reading »