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Hero Cat Who Saved Child From 'Mean Dog' Grants Interview To Local TV Station

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Earlier today, we reported the tale of Tara, 4, the heroic cat who saved human companion Jeremy Triantafilo, also 4, from the mean neighbor dog next door. If you didn't watch that video a) where have you been? and b) here it is.

This kind of breaking cat news calls for action, so Bakersfield's ABC affiliate sent a crew to interview the victorious feline and her grateful human.

Tara engaged in normal cat behavior like jumping away from the camera, tolerating paw grabs and generally being aloof about all this attention. She's basically the Daryl Dixon of cats, loyally saving humans from being eaten, but expecting no recompense.

Jeremy confirmed reports that Tara is the best cat ever and saved him from "a mean dog."

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The mean dog in question was an 8-month lab/chow mix who escaped when its owner was pulling out of his driveway. After the attack, the neighbor called 9-1-1. Sgt. Joe Grubbs of Bakersfield Police says the dog will be quarantined for 10 days before being euthanized. Jeremy had to get a few stitches, but he is doing okay.

Watch the interview here: