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CrimeMystery behind tiger found in vacant Houston home solved. One woman arrested

12:30  16 may  2019
12:30  16 may  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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A male tiger found Monday at an abandoned southeast Houston home was transported to its new home Tuesday. This is the home for all your notifications such as breaking news, or when someone replies to your posts.

The tiger that was found in a Southeast Houston residence awaits transport to a rescue facility at the Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said the woman was at the vacant home in hopes of MUGSHOTS: See who was arrested in last week's raid that netted guns, drugs in southwest Houston .

Three months since a tiger was found in a cage in a vacant home, Houston police have made an arrest on the mystery owner.

Brittany Garza, 24, was taken into custody an Wednesday and charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor, for failing to provide water, food, care and shelter for the tiger she named "Rajah."

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According to Houston 's ABC affiliate, a resident in Houston called the police after finding a tiger in an abandoned home . Police responded to a call We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger . They saw a tiger in this building, this vacant house

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The year- and-a-half old tiger made headlines on February 11 when it was found in a vacant house by a concerned citizen who entered the home to smoke pot. Naturally, police were suspicious of the emergency call when they first heard it.

"We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger," Sgt. Jason Alderete of the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit told CNN affiliate KTRK.

The tiger was found in a small cage that only allowed room for him to stand up and move in a circle, according to the probable cause documents. Inside the cage, there was no food or water. It was lined with hay that was soaked in urine and animal waste that the animal was left to lay on. Insects and maggots were also found in the hay.

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Houston police found a tiger in a vacant home on Monday. Cottingham said the tiger , which she’s calling Danielle, seemed fairly healthy, albeit a bit thirsty. Congratulations to our @BARC_ Houston Animal Enforcement Officers on a job well done.

HOUSTON , Texas (KTRK) -- Police say someone who went to an abandoned home in southeast Houston to smoke marijuana, ended up We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger . They saw a tiger in this building, this vacant house

The bottom of the cage was made of plywood and only a screwdriver was pinning the cage doors closed. Officers remarked that that the living conditions for the exotic animal were "deplorable."

The tiger was evaluated by a veterinarian and found to have a lack of muscle development in its hind limbs, some abrasions and hair loss, according to court documents. The vet noted that lack of muscle development is often seen in animals that are confined for long periods of time.

The owner of the tiger was unknown until Garza showed up to a seizure hearing regarding the ownership of the animal. On Monday, charges against her were filed with the Harris County court.

CNN affiliate KTRK was speaking to Garza on Wednesday before police arrived to arrest her. She told them she raised Rajah since he was a cub and he became too big for her to take care of.

"I feel like I lost my child, I think about him every day," said Garza. "He was my priority, every day, day and night feeding him."

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Tiger owner arrested for allegedly leaving 350-pound cat caged in garage home Brittany Garza claims she raised the tiger she named "Rajah" from a cub.

A woman whose tiger was found caged in a foreclosed Houston home and sent to a wildlife refuge has been arrested in connection with her alleged treatment of the wild feline, according to her lawyer. Police took Brittany Garza into custody Wednesday afternoon, said Jay Cohen, an attorney for the

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She continued to say that she had made arrangements for him to be picked up and transported to an out-of-town animal sanctuary. In the meantime, Garza said she left him in the garage of a friend's house.

"He was in the process of picking him up, he was supposed to pick him up the day before, but the weather was real bad and we had him in the transportation cage," said Garza.

Garza's bond was set at $100 and her next court date is May 22.

As for the tiger, he now resides at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in the Texas community of Murchison, where he is one of three tigers and roughly 800 other rescued animals.

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