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Woman Attacked By Tiger At Clay County Feline Rescue Center Expected To Make Full Recovery

Tiger file photo
Tiger file photo

An update on a story where a worker at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Clay County was injured by a tiger today (Friday).

The tiger was moved to a holding cage so that the main cage could be cleaned but the door to the holding area did not get shut all the way, allowing the tiger back into the main area.

The tiger bit and held onto the head of 21-year-old Marissa Dub.

Other employees distracted the tiger and were able to coax her back to the holding area with meat.

The Dubb was flown to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis where she is expected to make a full recovery.

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An employee at Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point was attacked by a tiger today.

Police say that there is a separate cage for employees to put the animals in during cleaning, but the woman forgot to close that gate, police said.

The woman’s identity has not been released.

She was airlifted to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

A witness told police the tiger had the woman's head in its mouth.

There are more than 200 felines on site at the center in Clay County.

 

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