The anonymous tipster called 3-1-1 to report the animal.
A BARC Animal Shelter crew responded to the home with the Houston police's Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit and tranquilized the tiger, nicknamed "Tyson" by rescuers after the famous scene in The Hangover featuring boxer Mike Tyson's tiger.
The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.
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"He's in a rinky-dink cage that could easily bust open". The cage was kept in a garage that was held closed only with a nylon strap and a screwdriver, police say.
The tiger was taken to a BARC shelter where it will remain until a long-term solution is found.
"A pretty small cage inside basically a garage in a house that didn't look like it was in the best shape", Lara Cottingham with the city of Houston told KPRC.
"She seems to be in good spirits, was really thirsty when they found her, she's not causing a ruckus, but we eagerly anticipating the vets to get here so they can give her the proper medical care, food she probably wants", Cottingham said on Tuesday.
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'The Houston Zoo is aware of the tiger found in southeast Houston today, February 11; however, the Houston Zoo is not involved in this case, and is not receiving the tiger, as incorrectly reported, ' it said.
No one was home when the tiger was found.
Houston Zoo said in a statement that it would not be able to take the tiger.
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