Southwest Missouri couple with nearly 60 cats charged - KMOV.com

Southwest Missouri couple with nearly 60 cats charged

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield couple with nearly 60 cats on their property faces animal abuse charges.

Allen Dwayne Arnold and Tammy Lyn Arnold each face one count of misdemeanor animal abuse.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department and the Human Society of Missouri investigated the case. The charges were filed this week.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that about 30 cats were taken from the property and euthanized. The other living cats were too wild or scared to be caught. Another 30 cats were allegedly found dead, buried in a cat-litter pile.

The Arnolds had apparently moved from the property and left the cats.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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