A Texas woman claims she rescued a “Indian” tiger who had disappeared in Houston for nearly a week until it was delivered to authorities on Saturday night.
Houston police were able to find the 9-month-old male Bengal tiger unharmed after the search was over with help from Houston businesswoman Linda McIningwell and wife of Jim McIntosh. Vail, a furniture retailer known as “Mattress Mack”.
McIngvales opened Club Westside, a “licensed facility for exotic animals” in Houston.They were familiar with Tiger handler Victor Cuevas and his wife Gia Cuevas after the couple visited the club as guests of a former member of Linda. McIngvale said in a statement on Sunday, according to Houston̵7;s FOX 26.
The Houston Tigers were found to be safe after nearby harassment.
Linda said she was contacted by animal enforcement managers at BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions in Houston to see if she knew the Cuevases and might help with the matter. “Return of the Tiger safely”
“I was able to make arrangements with help from Cuevases to have the tigers go and deliver them anonymously, which BARC waits for,” she said in a statement. “We are happy that the tiger is now safe and in the sanctuary, and thank you Cuevas for helping me with this.”
Officers have been searching for the tiger since it was found in western Houston on May 9, at the time almost shot by an off-duty aide before being driven away by Victor Kuvas, which police claimed to own.
Victor Cuervas’ attorney, Michael Elliot, rejected the explanation, arguing that the pair only helped take care of the animals. He said they tried to restore the tiger even though the owners had not responded for the entire week, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Elliot told the newspaper the owner gave up the animal after McIngvale provided a safe and anonymous return facility.
“She put a lot of effort into making this happen,” he said. “She didn’t have to be involved in it, and we appreciate her effort.”
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The tiger was transported to Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch, a sanctuary in Murchison, Texas, about three hours north of Houston.
“Black Beauty Ranch will provide him with a safe shelter and appropriate food, enrich the extensive natural forest habitat where he can safely roam and provide everything he needs to be a healthy wild tiger. He deserves to be, ”said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society in the United States.
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Police received hundreds of advice throughout the week for the tigers disappeared as the case caught national media attention.