HOUSTON – Tiger was found on Monday in an abandoned south-eastern home in Houston, according to the police.
The police said the female tiger was found in a home in the 9400 district of East Avenue J.
An anonymous advisor said he had seen the animal about a week ago, according to BARC.
The man said he was in the house to smoke marijuana and thought he was hallucinating when he saw the tiger for the first time, according to the police.
The tiger was found in a cell in a "garage" that was not locked, police said. The garage is secured with a screwdriver and a nylon strap, according to the police.
The BARS officers called on the Houston police, who were able to order and remove the tiger.
The tiger was reassured to take him out of the house, officials said.
Officials said the tiger would be taken to the BARC animal shelter at 3300 Carr St. BARC will be the temporary home of the tiger. Officials said the tiger would be taken to another facility where he would stay forever Tuesday.
The Houston Zoo said he would not be able to take the tiger.
Here's a zoo statement:
"The Houston Zoo is aware of the tiger found in southeast Houston today, February 11, but the Houston Zoo is not involved in this case and does not receive the tiger as reported incorrectly.
"The Houston Zoo is home to two Malay tigers, Berani and Satu, and has no capacity to receive additional tigers."
"Less than 3,500 ticks of all types of species remain in the wilderness today, according to the Tiger Conservation Campaign."
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