Tiger found, taken from southeast Houston home

HOUSTON (FOX 26) — After a neighbor contacted 311 anonymously, police and BARC were alerted to a report of a tiger inside a southeast Houston home. That neighbor said she was concerned about the health and safety of the animal.

BARC contacted the Houston Police Department to serve a warrant and access the home. Since BARC deals with domesticated pets, the organization contacted several wildlife sanctuaries.

The tiger spent the night at BARC, but the tiger will be taken to an animal sanctuary on Tuesday.

No one was home when the tiger was found. Based on a city ordinance, keeping a tiger at a residential home is illegal.

Houston police are conducting an investigation into who may own the tiger.