Tiger found at abandoned Housinton home into Be moved soon #Found_InFebruary 12, 2019
HOUSTON – A tiger found Monday at an abandoned southeast Houston home is expected to be transported to her permanent home Tuesday.
An anonymous tipster reported seeing the animal about a week ago, according to BARC.
The tiger was found in a “rinky-dink” cage in the garage, which was not locked, police said.
So it was important that we get it out of that situation,” Lara Cottingham, with the city of Houston, said.
BARC officers found the tiger on Monday.
Officials said the tiger will be taken to the BARC animal shelter at 3300 Carr St. BARC will be the tiger’s temporary home.
The Houston Zoo said it will not be able to take the tiger.
“The Houston Zoo is aware of the tiger found in southeast Houston today, Feb. 11; however, the Houston Zoo is not involved in this case, and is not receiving the tiger, as incorrectly reported.
“Fewer than 3,500 tigers of all tiger subspecies remain in the wild today, according to the Tiger Conservation Campaign.
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