44 cats found in van destroyed
ROSWELL, N.M. -- Roswell's animal control supervisor says most of the sick cats found in the back of a moving van last week have been destroyed.
Joseph Pacheco says 44 of the 61 cats were euthanized after being examined by a veterinarian.
The cats were found January 19th in a moving van driven by 71-year-old Mary Jane Lyle of Minden, Michigan.
She has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty.
No trial date has been set.
A Roswell police officer pulled over her moving van because a taillight was out.
While talking to Lyle, the officer heard noises that appeared to be an injured cat.
The woman told him she had a cat.
But when the officer opened the truck, he discovered 63.
Two were dead.
This horrible horrible for animals that cannot stop this from happen