The shelter has been in communication with the county, working to find a new home for the tiger.
Images from Houston's animal control agency showed three officers preparing to move the animal to a secure location.
She said the shelter had contacted a wildlife refuge that can take in the tiger on February 12. "They saw a tiger in this building, this vacant house that's obviously been abandoned for some time".
BARC Animal Shelter and Houston Police Department's Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit tranquilized and rescued the tiger after obtaining a warrant from Houston police, and nicknamed the animal "Tyson" in reference to the movie "The Hangover".
BARC's Animal Enforcement Officers followed up on an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen regarding a tiger. HPD.
As the caller promised, inside the home's garage was a 350-lb., female tiger in a small, uncomfortable cage. A one-thousand pound tiger was found inside the garage of a abandoned home in Houston.
Several packages of meat were found with the animal, ABC13 said. Authorities also launched an investigation into who owns the tiger. They are endangered - the WWF estimates there are fewer than 4,000 left in the wild.
"I tried to explain to people it's a lot like having a child".
Other than dehydration, the tiger appeared to be in good health.
"They can be extremely risky".
Animal trainer Lee Munro bottle feeds Odin, a 5-year-old White Bengal Tiger during a big cat show at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., on June 1, 2007.
"There's an incredible network all across the United States and here in Houston and here in Texas".