Updated: Jan 27, 2010 6: 42 PM
KALISPELL-A husband and wife by Marion appeared before a county district judge Thursday to the hoarding of over 100 cats.
Edwin and Cheryl Criswell pleaded not guilty after being charged with a felony count each of aggravated cruelty to animals.
The animals have been found after Flathead County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of two trailers in Marion for reports of a few animals that was hungry.
Many of the animals were in poor health, including dehydration and blindness, according to the authorities.
Cheryl Criswell says they are currently looking for help.
"I don't want to hear this, and can't manage physically take care of a lot of cats as we did. We got stranded out and kept trying to get help and nobody would help us. "
The cats were confiscated from the property and are much better Criswell condition could be taken within the next few months.
Next court appearance of Criswell is 16 February.