Tiger proprietor arrested for leaving wild cat caged at vacant Houston home

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HOUSTON, Texas — Houston police arrested the previous proprietor of a tiger, Brittany Garza, outdoors her northeast Houston dwelling Wednesday. She’s dealing with animal cruelty prices.

It has been three months since her tiger was present in a southwest Houston storage.

ABC7’s sister station ABC13 talked with Garza simply earlier than she was taken into custody. “I really feel like I misplaced my youngster, I take into consideration him on a regular basis,” Garza stated.

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Garza stated she raised the tiger, whom she referred to as “Rajah” since he was a cub.

Garza stated, “He was my precedence, on daily basis, day and night time feeding him.”

As soon as Rajah began getting large, she knew it was time to search out him a brand new place to reside.

Garza made preparations with a sanctuary in School Station and put the animal inside a pal’s dwelling till the switch could possibly be made. However another person discovered the tiger within the storage earlier than he could possibly be moved.

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“He was within the technique of selecting him up, he was supposed to choose him up the day earlier than, however the climate was actual unhealthy and we had him within the transportation cage,” Garza stated. “It began raining, we put him within the storage after which all people else discovered him earlier than we bought to him.”

Garza’s mom, Angela Perez, says, “He did not reside in that cage, that wasn’t the place he lived, that is not the place he ate.”

The tiger was ultimately taken to Cleveland Amory Black Magnificence Ranch the place he’ll reside the remainder of his life.

Garza had a bond set for $100. She says, “I am prepared to face the results, regardless that he is by no means been cruelly handled and he is all the time had meals and water.”

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