Tiger discovered inside deserted Houston residence taken to BARC Animal Shelter

HOUSTON — Houston Police are investigating after a tiger was discovered Monday inside a southeast Houston residence.

Officers stated a few individuals who went into the deserted residence to smoke marijuana known as 311 once they discovered the tiger. 311 officers transferred the decision to BARC Animal Shelter who acquired a warrant from Houston police to look the house within the 9400 block of East Avenue J.

Crews nicknamed him “Tyson” after the film “The Hangover.” Officers stated Tyson was nicely fed and in good condition however badly housed. 

“He’s in a rinky-dink cage that might simply bust open. It was secured with a nylon strap and a screwdriver for the highest of the cage. He might have gone on a rampage within the metropolis… something might have occurred!”

HPD’s Main Offender Animal Cruelty Unit and BARC responded and tranquilized Tyson the tiger so they may transfer him to BARC for the night time. On Tuesday, an undisclosed animal sanctuary in Texas will transport Tyson to his new residence. The placement shouldn’t be being made public whereas an investigation into who owns the tiger continues.

In Texas it is authorized to personal a tiger if the proprietor has a wild recreation allow. Nonetheless, it’s unlawful to have a tiger in Houston and the proprietor, in the event that they’re ever discovered, might face a hefty nice.

“It’s huge and it’s scary,” stated neighbor Pablo Briagas. “A number of children across the road too. My children…the neighbor has children, so, it’s scary.”