PUFF, PUFF, PURR?: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

PUFF, PUFF, PURR?: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

"So it was important that we get it out of that situation", Lara Cottingham, with the city of Houston, said. "He could have gone on a rampage in the city ... anything could have happened!" said Sgt. Jason Alderete of the Houston Police Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit.

The pair went inside an abandoned home in Houston to get high and were greeted by a caged tiger that police say could easily have escaped, reported KHOU-TV.

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.

Some tigers are smuggled into the United States from Mexico, and there are small pockets of breeding facilities across the country. It is now on its way to an undisclosed animal sanctuary while officers try to find its owner.

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State TV showed crowds defying rainy weather and carrying Iranian flags while shouting anti-Israeli and anti-US slogans. President Hassan Rouhani said at a rally in the capital that Iran was determined to expand its military power.

A picture of the tiger was shared by Houston's BARC animal shelter. But several packages of meat were found with the animal, KTRK reported.

An overweight tiger was found abandoned in a Houston home on Monday. "They can be extremely unsafe". The location isn't being made public while an investigation into who owns the tiger continues.

"This is not the first tiger that has been picked up by BARC", Cottingham said.

"Fewer than 3,500 tigers of all tiger subspecies remain in the wild today, according to the Tiger Conservation Campaign", officials added.

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