Hero cat 'throws' first pitch at minor-league baseball game [VIDEO]

Tara the cat skyrocketed to internet fame when she saved a California boy from a dog attack.

By Kate Stanton
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Tara defied the stereotypical indifference of her species and saved a 4-year-old boy from a vicious dog attack in Bakersfield, Calif., earlier this month. The whole thing was caught on video, making Tara an national hero.

As part of her new duties as a celebrated American, Tara was asked to "throw" out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in Bakersfield on Tuesday, with a little help from her owners, the Triantafilos.


Roger Triantafilo held Tara in his arms as she casually swatted the ball to the ground. After several unsuccessful attempts, 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo threw out a real first pitch.

So how's Tara's life these days? Like most celebrity cats, she's got her own Facebook page and Twitter account.

Here's the video that made Tara famous.

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