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Chicago-area Woman in Critical Condition Following Tiger Attack


Marissa Dub (photo courtesy RTV6)

A Chicago-area woman is in critical condition at Wishard Hospital following a tiger attack.


Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill says it happened around 1 p.m. at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point. Gambill says 21-year-old Marissa Dub, who works at the Center and was cleaning up, entered a large cage that also contained a smaller cage that held the tiger. Gambill says the door on the tiger cage wasn't properly shut and the tiger escaped and grabbed her by the head with its mouth.

Dub suffered a fractured jaw and other injuries.  She was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition.

Gambill says center owner Joe Taft and others used a water hose on the tiger and a piece of meat to distract it and free the woman. The center is located at 2221 E. Ashboro Road in Center Point.

Gambill says Taft takes in cats from all over the nation to keep them from being euthanized.


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