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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:22 PM

Pot-smoking tipster finds tiger in abandoned house, police say

HOUSTON - A tiger was found Monday at an abandoned southeast Houston home, according to police.

Police said the caged female tiger was found at a home in the 9400 block of East Avenue J.

An anonymous tipster reported seeing the animal about a week ago, according to BARC.

The tipster said they were at the house to smoke marijuana and thought they were hallucinating when they first saw the tiger, according to police.

The tiger was found in a "rinky-dink" cage in the garage, which was not locked, police said. The garage was secured with a screwdriver and a nylon strap, according to police.

"A pretty small cage inside basically a garage in a house that didn't look like it was in the best shape. 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. They called Houston police, who were able to secure a warrant and remove the tiger.

The tiger was tranquilized in order to move it out of the house, officials said.



https://www.click2houston.com/news/tiger-found-at-se-houston-home-hpd-says

Poor tiger needs a new place to go. Can anyone out there help this poor big kitty?



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CountAllVotes Feb 11 OP
912gdm Feb 11 #1
CountAllVotes Feb 11 #2
pecosbob Feb 11 #3
CountAllVotes Feb 11 #4
pecosbob Feb 11 #5
CountAllVotes Feb 11 #7
pecosbob Feb 11 #9
Brother Buzz Feb 13 #26
backscatter712 Feb 11 #6
CountAllVotes Feb 11 #8
CountAllVotes Feb 12 #17
backscatter712 Feb 12 #20
Liberty Belle Feb 12 #10
Hekate Feb 12 #13
Liberty Belle Feb 12 #24
Hekate Feb 12 #11
ChubbyStar Feb 12 #12
Hortensis Feb 12 #14
Hekate Feb 12 #21
Hortensis Feb 12 #15
Raine Feb 12 #16
TexasBushwhacker Feb 12 #22
Raine Feb 13 #25
NightWatcher Feb 12 #18
librechik Feb 12 #19
CountAllVotes Feb 13 #27
Generic Brad Feb 12 #23
RobinA Feb 13 #28

Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:24 PM

1. sorry, no

my little kitty would not approve.

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Response to 912gdm (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:26 PM

2. Seems they need a tiger in London

At the zoo.

*sigh*

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:33 PM

3. Don't think I could afford to feed it

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:37 PM

4. They said the tiger is overweight

At least it was being fed, albeit too much!

I wonder how people manage to pull something like this off?



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:39 PM

5. Makes me wonder what the recommended diet for a tiger might be...or their diet in the wild...

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:43 PM

7. Lots of chicken

?

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:47 PM

9. Lots and lots of chicken

I had a great dane once and the goofy beast nearly put me in the poorhouse.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:56 AM

26. An acquaintance I knew years ago had a damn lion

He purchased forty pound chubs of frozen chicken necks from a poultry processing plant to feed it.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:42 PM

6. I wonder if the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO can take it in?

https://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

They specialize in caring for big cats and other big wild animals, and they know how to do it right.

I've visited there a couple times, it's quite a place. And they have some horror stories to tell about some of the cats they've taken in.

Apparently, there are more tigers illegally kept in captivity by assholes in Texas than there are wild tigers left in the world.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:45 PM

8. Hey that is a great idea!

I'll see if I can find a way to contact them.

That would be great if they could take the tiger there!

Thank you!!!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:21 PM

17. As I wrote ...

I contacted this organization last night and received the following reply:

>>Thank you for your e-mail and for your concern for this Tigress. I am watching live now KHOU streaming the transfer of her from the Human Society/Animal Control to a Sanctuary. There has been no mention of which sanctuary she is going to, but it sounds like she’s in for a much better life than she’s had in that small cage, and we trust that people there are doing what’s best for her.

Sincerely,

*********

Sounds like a reply and good news for this Tigress!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:39 PM

20. Glad to hear it.

I'm glad there's a decent-sized movement to provide a better life for these magnificent animals.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:15 AM

10. Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine,CA is a no-breed rescue facility that goes all over the US to pickup

and save tigers and other exotic cats like this one that have been abandoned or abused. Ask for Bobbi Brink, the owner. She's a saint.

They have a football field-sized enclosure to run and play in that includes a pond, waterfall, climbing equipment and grass.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:48 AM

13. Are the animals all neutered? If they are, then sainthood it is.nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:16 PM

24. Yes, they are neutered, and get excellent medical care.

There has never been an animal born there except 2 cubs born to a tiger that was pregnant when rescued.

They get excellent medical care, too.



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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:32 AM

11. Do you know what country in the world has the most tigers?

US. That's right, the USA.

Which also has probably the most batshit crazy people on Earth. Something is just not right with this picture.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:45 AM

12. A nation of pussy-grabbers

We are doomed I know you are serious but I had to say it. We are fucked.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:20 AM

14. Lol. I didn't know that! Makes an impulsive late adolescent

bachelor (we know one) getting a cute little potbellied pig baby seem the height of good sense and advance planning in comparison.

What's wrong with this picture is what's wrong with this picture, of course. After all, the story here isn't about all the boring people who don't have pot-smokers enacting a real-life SNL skit in their garages.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:11 PM

21. You're absolutely right about the SNL skit. "We thought it was a hallucination" is the stuff of ...

...comedy gold.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:58 AM

15. She's so beautiful! And nocturnal, which means right now

she probably still checking out the various smells and sounds wafting around and deciding what to make of her new circumstances.

Just read that Texas has a statewide network of sanctuaries to take care of big cats in need of homes. Apparently these "pet" cats have often resulted from inbreeding, etcetera, and typically lack the excellent genetics zoos seek in animals that will be allowed to reproduce. So best guess is she'll live out her life comfortably in one of these sanctuaries with others like her.

In Sync Exotics has dozens of big cats, and each of their stories is posted to read.
https://www.insyncexotics.org

This one's at Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, TX, a very well endowed sanctuary obviously and apparently world renowned.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:59 AM

16. I hope the tiger will be alright

that a good place is found for it.

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Response to Raine (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:27 PM

22. They've already found a sanctuary to take her n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 03:36 AM

25. I'm glad to hear that

Thanks for the update!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:29 PM

18. The pot smoker, his dog, and other friends hopped into their van and drove away

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

19. There are 10, 000 tigers kept as pets by Americans in their backyards

Can't make this shit up.

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Response to librechik (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 01:00 PM

27. Damn!

That is not only sad but disgusting!

Makes me feel sick!

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:28 PM

23. This story would be better if a pot smoking tiger had been found in a basement

His Mom's basement.

Slacker tiger.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:21 PM

28. I Would Like

to know more about this pot that makes you hallucinate tigers.

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