The predator was healthy – now he is looking for a better house.
The Houston police found in the abandoned house a female “overweight” tiger left in a cage. The police department said that they had received information about the predator from an anonymous source who had climbed into the house to smoke marijuana.
A man who took a light drug, saw a tigress indoors, and at first thought it was a hallucination. Then he called the police, but he was not believed for a long time. “We asked him if he was drugged when he allegedly saw a tiger. But he did see him, ”said Jason Alderete, a member of the animal abuse department.
The tigress was in an unlocked cage in the garage of the house, closed with a screwdriver and a nylon strap. Next to her found a few pieces of meat. There is no data on the importation of the predator into the United States – the Houston Zoo has confirmed that they have all the tigers in place. The found tigress was transported to a local animal shelter, from where she would go to another institution.
— Marla Carter (@MarlaABC13) February 11, 2019
The media notes that the tigress, despite the problems with weight, is healthy.
This is WILD! 1000lb tiger found inside abandoned SE Houston home. Some pot smokers went in to home to light up and came face to face with him! Called 311. He’s healthy and onto greener pastures soon. The place is TBD. #khou11 #tiger #houston #htx pic.twitter.com/n4JC5MraYn
— Lauren Talarico (@KHOULauren) February 11, 2019
Happy update: An animal sanctuary in Texas has agreed to take Tyson the tiger! Tyson will be transported tomorrow morning. Location is undisclosed while the investigation continues. 🐅 #khou11 pic.twitter.com/VqhA5T5w1v
— Lauren Talarico (@KHOULauren) February 12, 2019