The exotic animal was seized from the home in Hamilton County where it was living in unsafe conditions, underweight and infested with hook worms, said officials with the Humane Society.
The tiger, now named Hamilton, is in good condition, and is responding well to the Humane Society's care.
According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department seized the big cat because he was not registered as required by state health and safety codes. The cat's owner was keeping Hamilton in a 15 by 25 foot cage surrounded by a makeshift perimeter fence, not secure enough to effectively hold a tiger.
The Humane Society of North Texas is raising money to continue housing and caring for Hamilton while they look for an exotic animal sanctuary to place him in permanently.