Some animals remain at the house while animal control searches for new homes for them. Authorities have been working with Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan, to relocate the animals. Though not ideal, it is often the only viable option for the police put in charge of relocating exotic animals rescued from non-native habitats.
Born Free U.S.A. reminds people that exotic animals belong in the wild, for the sake of animals and humans:
Exotic animals do not make good companions. They require special care, housing, diet, and maintenance that the average person cannot provide. When in the hands of private individuals the animals suffer due to poor care. They also pose safety and health risks to their possessors and any person coming into contact with them.
Now, the couple is facing felony charges for animal cruelty and owning exotic animals without a permit.
Watch the full report from WSBT below.