Woman accused of tossing cats in river

Published Dec 6, 2012 at 04:00AM

SPRINGFIELD — A not guilty plea was entered in Springfield Municipal Court for a 62-year-old woman charged with attempted animal abuse for throwing two cats in the Willamette River.

Police says Betty Ann Gould is a Persian cat breeder. They say she put two of her cats in a bag Friday and threw them in the river.

The Register-Guard reports police found the bag stuck in a tree branch and rescued the animals.