Hero Cat is back in the spotlight!
On Tuesday, Tara, aka Hero Cat, attempted to throw out the first pitch at a minor-league baseball game in Bakersfield, California. Even with the help of her owner, Roger Triantafilo, Tara’s attempt to make contact with the baseball, attached to a fishing line didn’t actually go as planned. After a few tries, Roger grabbed a ball and helped guide Tara’s paw to throw the baseball. As the pitch made it to home-plate, the stadium erupted with cheers.
Tara become famous after a security camera caught her saving the life of four-year-old Jeremy, from a neighborhood dog that was attacking Jeremy as he rode his bike. The video, which was uploaded to YouTube and has more than 21,000 views, shows the dog biting Jeremy and Tara coming out of nowhere, pouncing on the dog, and saving Jeremy’s life.