The owner, Linda Bruno, is facing charges, but she before she gets to trial she is also being tried in the media. The information in the initial coverage of the story has been inaccurate and slanted. When the raid first happened we were told that almost 700 pets were being abused. It turns out that the total number of pets seized is about half that, and it is yet to be established how many of the seized animals were actually neglected.
A Chicago Tribune story tried to make the Tiger Ranch seem like something sinister, describing it as "fortress-like." As if no other animal shelter tries to maintain the security of the animals it is holding.
Many of the animals seized were sick. As if other well-run shelters never have to deal with viral outbreaks.
There are facts that still need to come out, but in the meantime the news does focus attention on the plight of unwanted pets.
So I invite you to participate in my poll. I am interested in learning what you think is the answer for unwanted pets.