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WOMAN HOSPITALIZED IN ATTACK BY TIGERS

A woman who helped care for Siberian tigers was hospitalized after being attacked by the animals, whose owner remained jailed Friday on charges he failed to register them.

Allison Asher, 37, of Minneapolis, was listed in serious condition but was expected to recover. She was cleaning a pen Wednesday when four of the animals attacked her, inflicting wounds to her leg and neck, authorities said.

Grant Oly, 48, was being held Friday at the Goodhue County Jail on $2,000 bail. He faces charges that he violated a zoning ordinance, failed to register the animals and created a public nuisance.

Authorities believe Oly, who had seven tigers on his property, scared the animals off by yelling at them and dragged Asher to safety.

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