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Dog who bit child and chased away by hero cat in Bakersfield euthanized

Tara chased away the neighbor's dog as he attacked four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo.
Tara chased away the neighbor's dog as he attacked four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo.
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Scrappy, an eight-month-old Labrador retriever and Chow Chow mix has been euthanized at the Bakersfield Animal Shelter after his quarantine period; the dog had been showing aggression reported the Daily Mail. According to reports, Scrappy bit two employees at the shelter and tried to attack others.

A family's pet cat chased the young dog away as the dog attacked a neighbor's four-year-old child.

Earlier in May, four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo, was out in his front yard riding his bicycle, when the dog escaped from an open gate and grabbed the child by his leg and began to drag him away. The family cat, named Tara leaped towards the dog and chased the dog away.

The entire scene was captured on the family's surveillance video; Tara, the adopted cat who followed the family home from a neighborhood park in 2008, became a national hero for her bravery.

Read the entire story about Tara protecting her tiny human by clicking here.

Last week Tara was honored at a local minor league baseball game, where her family carried the fearless tabby out into the ball field to "throw the first pitch." In order to make the celebration feline friendly, a ball was attached to a string, but there was no paw activity for Tara. Roger Triantafilo, Jeremy's father, managed to lend some "pawsome" assistance.

Nonetheless, everyone cheered for Tara.

Rest in peace Scrappy. Someone let you down; dogs are not born aggressive.

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