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 »

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 »