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Missing Houston Tiger Turned Over to Police, Bound for Animal Sanctuary

The tiger seen roaming through a Houston neighborhood last week was turned over to police on May 15 and will be brought to an animal sanctuary, officials said.

The tiger was turned over to the Houston Police Department (HPD) after a friend of the animal’s owner contacted police, HPD Major Offenders Commander Ron Borza said during a press conference. Borza said the 9-month-old tiger, named India, was owned by Victor Cuevas and his wife Gia.

HPD provided this video that shows Gia bottle feeding the tiger as Borza pets it. Borza said Gia was invited to come along during the pickup operation because the tiger was stressed and agitated.

“In no way, shape, or form should you have an animal like that in your household,” Borza said.

Reports said India would be taken to the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas. Credit: Houston Police via Storyful