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Woman hospitalized after tiger attack

Marissa Dub, 23, of Streamwood was working at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana when she was mauled by a tiger.

She is hospitalized in serious condition.

Streamwood about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

 

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The condition of a northwest suburban animal handler, mauled by a tiger in Indiana, has been upgraded.

Marissa Dub, 23, of Streamwood was working Friday at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Workers moved the tiger to a holding area while Dub cleaned its cage.

But an improperly closed door allowed the tiger to escape and bite Dub on the head.

Workers sprayed the cat with a water hose, then lured it out of the cage using meat.

Dub was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition.

She was upgraded today to serious condition.

tigeratttackA Streamwood woman is in critical condition after being mauled by a tiger at an animal rescue center in Indiana.

Marissa Dub, 21, works at an the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, located 65 miles East of Indiana.

Workers were moving the tiger to a holding area in order to clean the tiger’s cage, but the door between the two areas was not properly closed.

The tiger escaped and attacked Dub biting her on her head.

Her co-workers used a water hose to get the tiger of Dub before using meat to lure the tiger out of the cage.

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