Police opened an investigation into Meyer after a dispute over her selling a kitten to a man in California for $3,000. He claimed that he gave her the money but never received the cat.
When police entered her home, they could various wild animals roaming the house, including three tigers, a skunk, a fox as well as several monkeys. She was charged with child endangerment due to the fact that her 14-year-old daughter lived in the home. She was also charged with theft. However, those tigers walking around was not deemed a problem. It was the skunk or the fox that posed a permit problem.
To make matters worse, Meyer fled the Houston home for Las Vegas with all of her animals. She was arrested in Nye County, Nev. Her tigers were confiscated.