Kitten Bottle Feeding Class

EUGENE, Ore. — Kitten season is quickly approaching and Saturday, some foster parents prepared for it by taking a pet parenting class at the Greenhill Humane Society. About 20 people signed up for the class at the humane society, which taught them everything from how to bottle feed a kitten to how to burp them … Continue reading »

Spay Day Springfield

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Animal Guild in Eugene is offering a big discount to cat owners in Springfield. For the month of February, all spay and neuters are only $10 and ferals are free. The clinic says the big discount is part of an effort to keep the cat population under control. Spaying and … Continue reading »

Willamette Animal Guild Grant

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Willamette Animal Guild has received a $50,000 grant from PetSmart to spay and neuter 1000 free roaming cats. The non-profit spaying and neutering clinic, also known as WAG, is calling it the T.N.R. project – Trap, Neuter and Return. T.N.R Project Organizer Norma King says the funds are vital for helping … Continue reading »

Too Many Cats, Not Enough Homes

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis has an abundance of cats, and the shelter is telling those who are thinking about getting a feline that now is the perfect time. The Humane Society says it has about 70 cats up for adoption, which does not include the 70 other kittens that will … 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 »

Cattery in Need of Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re an animal lover looking for a way to help your four-legged friends, West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue could use your help. The rescue center is looking for volunteers to help take care of its many cats. You can volunteer to socialize with the kitties, which basically means playing with … 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 »

SPD Looking At Similar Cat Abuse Reports

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After Betty Gould, a local cat breeder, was accused of tossing two animals in the river, Springfield police are looking into other tips about similar dumping cases, with similar suspect descriptions. “People that have found other Persians in the same area that this incident occurred,” said Brian Austin, Springfield Animal Control Officer. … 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 »

Arrest Made in Animal Abuse Case

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A trip to the park, to catch the sight of the swelling river, turned into a different outing entirely on Friday evening. Witnesses say a woman got out of a red minivan near Island Park and threw a plastic bag into the Willamette River. “The bag was making noises, there were some … Continue reading »

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