'Hero Cat' gets award from national military foundation

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Tara the "Hero Cat" was honored Friday with an award from a national foundation that usually honors members of the military.

The U.S. Exercise Tiger Foundation honored the cat and her family with the Order of the Blue Tiger Award.

In May, the cat's boy, young Jeremy Triantafilo, was riding his bike in front of his house when a neighbor's dog attacked him. That was when Tara came to the rescue.

The cat pounced on the larger-dog, chasing it away and saving her boy. The family's home security cameras captured the incident, and the video was uploaded to YouTube.

The rest is viral video history.

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