I do not think this award would ever have been made were it not for the video tape.
The Los Angeles SPCA has given its "National Hero Dog" prize to a cat that saved its owners child from a vicious and unprovoked attack by a cowardly and vicious dog.
The cat, named Tara, lived in Bakersfield, California with her owner’s six-year-old son, Jeremy Triantafilo. Jeremy was happily riding his bicycle in front of his house when the dog attack occurred.
You can see, above, what Tara did, and the speed and fury with which she launched her counterattack.
Jeremey received eight stitches to close the wound on his leg. No news on the attacking dog, but he would not live long if this had been my child.