JUNE 24, 2005 - Myrtle Maly, a 76-year-old Wisconsin woman, was arrested this week for poisoning her neighbor's cats after the animals came into her backyard and attacked some birds. Maly was charged with two felony animal mistreatment raps. She admitted to the cops that she placed d-Con rodent killer into a can of cat food and set the chow out for a neighbor's two cats. Maly told investigators that she only wanted to sicken the cats, not kill them. Though she did not appear devastated
about their demise, according to the criminal complaint.
"When I find these little feathers, I've had it. I love animals, but he drove me to it," she told a detective. "I have a good feeling because the birds are happy now." The septuagenarian cat killer, who said she resorted to the poison after getting no help from animal control authorities, faces three years in jail if convicted in the double slaying. See The Smoking Gun report to read more about it.