Los Angeles: Showing utter bravery, determination and loyalty, a pet cat fought off a dog that attacked its six-year-old owner has become the first feline to win a ‘Hero Dog’ award.
Tara was awarded the Los Angeles animal shelter’s Hero Dog award after it fought off a neighbour’s chow-mix that attacked its young owner.
The incident happened in May 2014 as Jeremy Triantafilo was riding his bike in the driveway of the family’s home in Bakersfield, California.
Tara body-slammed the neighbour’s dog, Scrappy, when it ran out of the yard and grabbed Jeremy’s leg and began shaking it from side to side, ‘Sky News’ reported. Tara then chased the dog away.