They called police on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. Authorities nicknamed the tiger “Tyson” after the movie “The Hangover.”
WATCH BELOW: Tiger discovered in vacant house in Texas being transported to animal shelter
Officials tell KHOU-TV the tiger was well fed, but the cage was secured by a nylon strap and screwdriver. Officials say it could easily open and the tiger could have gone on a “rampage.”
The tiger was taken to an animal shelter and will be transferred to an undisclosed animal sanctuary in Texas.
It’s legal to own a tiger in Texas if the owner has a wild game permit. But it is illegal to have a tiger in Houston.
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