Houston mother arrested after tigers, monkeys, skunk found in home

Houston mother accused of housing exotic animals and endangering her daughter

HOUSTON (KXAN) — A Houston mother is facing charges for child endangerment after police found exotic and wild animals in her home.

Trisha Meyer was arrested after an investigation spanning several months. Police found several wild animals in her house, including three tigers, a skunk, a fox and several monkeys.

Meyer is charged with child endangerment for keeping those animals in the same house as her 14-year-old daughter.

“Having wildlife inside your home or even in your yard is dangerous,” said Ashtyn Rivet with the ARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions.

The mother allegedly told the Game Wardens the tigers were at the age of being able to kill a human. The animals have now been confiscated.

Meyer is being held on a $2,000 bail after being arrested.


KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s