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 »

Two Cats Thrown into Willamette River

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two adult cats are safe and sound at the Springfield Police station, after someone saw them being thrown into the Willamette River Friday night near Island Park. The witness watched a woman get out of a red minivan and throw the cats into the river. Springfield Animal Control officers responded and were … Continue reading »

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