Police conducting an investigation found exotic and dangerous animals at a home in Houston, Texas, where a woman lives with her 14-year-old daughter.
Houston Police Department officers said they were sent to investigate 34-year-old Trisha Meyer’s home after she tried selling a Savannah kitten to a man in California for $3,000, but never gave him the kitten after receiving the money.
When officers arrived at the home, they found several wild animals all roaming freely inside Meyer’s home, including three tigers, a cougar, a skunk and a fox, police said. They also found Meyer’s teenage daughter in the home during that time, police said.
She also told police she had several monkeys, which can be vicious and had attacked someone previously.
Police said she had permits for the tigers, but none for the skunks and foxes. BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions took the animals into protective custody.
Meyer was arrested on Monday and charged with child endangerment. She is being held on a $2,000 bail in Nye County Jail, Nevada.
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