Tiger attack victim will soon move to rehab facility

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A Clay County woman who was attacked by a tiger is continuing to recover.

Marissa Dub, 21, was cleaning a tiger’s cage at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center when it attacked her on June 21.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary released the following statement Wednesday:

“We are happy to report that Marissa Dub, the former BPAS intern critically injured by a tiger at another facility where she was working recently, is on the mend! Her family reports she is making progress each day and getting stronger, enabling doctors to assess her needs.

“They anticipate she will move to an in-patient rehab facility next week. We appreciate all the outpouring of concern many have shown for this very dedicated young woman. Thank you.”

According to Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Rob Gambill, the last time something like this happened at Exotic Feline Rescue Center was 15 years ago. An employee was working inside a tiger’s cage, when the employee turned their back on the animal. The employee was bitten and dragged, but survived.

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