Woman mauled by tiger improving at hospital

WGN - Chicago

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

23-year-old Marissa Dub 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.