Texas tiger discovered secure after every week misplaced in suburbia

“Victor was not the first proprietor of India nor did India stick with him nearly all of the time,” Elliott informed The Related Press. “Victor was nevertheless concerned within the caretaking of India typically. Victor loves India as anybody else would love a favorite pet … He handled India with love and unbelievable therapy in all respects.”

Cuevas was arrested on Monday by Houston police and charged with evading arrest for allegedly fleeing his dwelling with the tiger after officers had responded to a name a few harmful animal.

On the time of his arrest by Houston police, Cuevas was already out on bond for a homicide cost in a 2017 deadly capturing in neighbouring Fort Bend County. Cuevas has maintained the capturing was self-defense, Elliott stated.

Cuevas was launched on a separate bond for the evading arrest cost on Wednesday. However prosecutors in Fort Bend County then sought to have him held with no bond on the homicide cost. After an all-day listening to on Friday, a choose revoked Cuevas’ present $US125,000 bond on the homicide cost and issued a brand new bond for $US300,000. He stays jailed.

Throughout Friday’s court docket listening to, Waller County Sheriff’s Workplace Deputy Wes Manion, who lives within the Houston neighbourhood the place the tiger was seen, testified he interacted with the animal for about 10 minutes to verify it didn’t go after another person. He stated Cuevas got here out of his home yelling, “Don’t kill it,” grabbed the tiger by the collar and kissed its head earlier than main it again inside his dwelling. Numerous movies of the tiger’s encounter with Manion had been posted on social media.

Elliott has stated Cuevas did nothing unlawful as a result of Texas has no statewide legislation forbidding personal possession of tigers and different unique animals.

Borza stated that an unique animal like a tiger ought to by no means be stored in a house. Whereas India appeared domesticated, the tiger already weighs 79 kilograms, it could actually “do a number of harm” and can solely get greater, he stated.

“He will probably be going to a sanctuary … the place hopefully he’ll reside the remainder of his life in a really secure surroundings,” Borza stated.


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