Tiger found in vacant Houston home

Tiger found in vacant Houston home

Tiger found in vacant Houston home

But several packages of meat were found with the animal, KTRK reported.

Houston police are conducting an investigation into who may own the tiger.

Animal welfare officers found the tiger on Monday and called the Houston police in order to secure a warrant and remove the tiger.

A person who went into an abandoned house so they could smoke cannabis found a neglected tiger inside.

"He's in a rinky-dink cage that could easily bust open".

Officials told the local television station KHOU-TV the tiger was well fed, but its cage was secured by a nylon strap and screwdriver.

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"We made arrangements for the tiger to be transferred to another facility that is licensed to handle exotic pets", said Heidi Krahn, executive director of the Center for Animal Research & Education.

"They are basically a loaded gun pointed at anyone that encounters them", she said. "So it was important that we get it out of that situation".

'The Houston Zoo is aware of the tiger found in southeast Houston today, February 11; however, the Houston Zoo is not involved in this case, and is not receiving the tiger, as incorrectly reported, ' it said.

Some tigers are smuggled into the USA from Mexico, and there are small pockets of breeding facilities across the country.

Houston Zoo said in a statement that it would not be able to take the tiger.

News of the tiger has created quite a buzz on social media, and reactions have even been curated into their own Twitter Moment titled "Overweight tiger found in abandoned U.S. home". They are endangered - the WWF estimates there are fewer than 4,000 left in the wild.

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