NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A cougar that was kept as a pet in a Bronx home is now on its way to an animal sanctuary in Arkansas.
The Humane Society said the nearly 1-year-old female cougar was removed from the home Thursday. The animal weighs about 80 pounds.READ MORE: The 3 'Fates' Of 'Hadestown' Reflect On Broadway's Return And Their Love For NYC's Theater Community
The Society said the owners recognized that a wild cat is not fit to live in any domestic environment and turned the cougar over to authorities.READ MORE: New Musical 'Six' Back On Stage After Pandemic Forced Broadway's Closure On Opening Night
It was first taken to the Bronx Zoo, where veterinarians cared for it over the weekend.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At This Year's Best Musical Nominees: 'Moulin Rouge', 'Tina' And 'Jagged Little Pill'
The NYPD said the case is under investigation.