Houston Couple Enter Abandoned House To Get High, Nearly Become Tiger Prey

Tiger found overweight, abandoned in Houston home

A caged, overweight female tiger was found abandoned in a Houston home on Monday, officials said.

Houston police obtained a warrant to enter the home and on Monday, BARC animal enforcement officers retrieved the tiger, the shelter said in a Facebook post.

Although the tiger, which appeared to be well fed, was cooperative, it was tranquilized for the trip across town to the BARC campus, which is mostly used for dogs, cats and occasional farm animals, Cottingham said.

Police also described the cage as "rinky-dink", according to CBS, and said it had been secured with a screwdriver and a nylon strap.

Officials said the house was empty - except for several packages of meat found near the tiger.

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And it forced Marner to hold court on a game day for a lengthy series of questions about his contractual future. I'm not too anxious about it. "Then we just got careless and we never really seemed to be able to get it back".

And that's because tigers don't make for great pets, Krahn said. "He could have gone on a rampage in the city. anything could have happened!"

The tiger was taken to an animal shelter and will be transferred to an undisclosed animal sanctuary in Texas.

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 United States home".

"It's big and it's scary", said neighbor Pablo Briagas.

The tiger, at least, is in good health and good spirits since its rescue, according to Lara Cottingham, chief of staff for Houston's Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department. "My kids ... the neighbor has kids, so, it's scary". If the owner is ever located, she or he faces stiff fines.

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