Tara The Hero Cat & Family To Throw Out First Pitch At Baseball Game

Sat, May 17, 2014 2:03pm EDT by 2 Comments

After becoming internet sensations, Tara the cat and her owners, the Triantafilo family, have been invited to throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game. How cool!

Tara the Cat has become a certified celebrity after a shocking video of her saving the life of her owner and best friend, Jeremy Triantafilo, 4, quickly went viral.

Tara The Cat To Throw First Pitch

It’s official!

The heroic cat that saved a little boy from a terrifying dog attack has reached celebrity status.

Bakersfield Blaze, a minor league baseball team, has invited Tara and the Triantafilo family to throw out the honorary first pitch at their May 20 home game.

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“It’s official! Local HERO CAT will be throwing out a first pitch on Tuesday, May 20th!” the official Bakersfield Blaze Twitter account posted on May 15.

Wow. We can’t wait to see if Tara is a righty or a lefty! (Just kidding.)

The game will also act as a charity event, as attendees have been asked to bring canned goods and pet food as donations. Awesome!

In case you missed the original video, Tara risked her life when she rammed into a dog that was twice her size as it was attacking her beloved owner, 4-year-old Jeremy.

Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack: Meet Jeremy, 4, & Fearless Feline Tara

When she managed to get the dog away from Jeremy, she continued to chase him until he ran far enough away from the little boy.

Because of Tara’s actions, the little boy only suffered a few stitches to his leg. Even Jeremy’s parents, Erika and Roger, agree that the situation could have been much worse if Tara had not intervened.

“[Tara] really is the most amazing cat.” Erika told the Bakersfield Californian in an interview.

We totally agree!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are you fan of Tara the cat? Are you excited that she is receiving so much fanfare? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Lauren Cox

More Tara The Cat News:

  1. Boy Saved By Cat: Tara Was a Stray Who Followed The Family Home
  2. Boy Saved By Cat: Full Surveillance Video Of Vicious Dog Attack
  3. Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack: Meet Jeremy, 4, & Fearless Feline Tara