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Vicious Dog That Made Hero Cat A Hero Is Euthanized

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The dog that attacked 4 year-old Jeremy Triantafilo back on May 14th, only to be shoved away by Tara the Hero Cat, was put down by a Bakersfield animal shelter yesterday. The dog, an 8 month-old lab/chow mix named Scrappy, was being held for the requisite 10 days after the attack.

According to people at the Bakersfield animal shelter where Scrappy was held, he continued to exhibit aggressive behavior during his stay, and even tried to bite employees according to TMZ.

Jeremy's mom Erica told the TODAY Show after the attack that "The animal can be rehabilitated by the family possibly but from what I understand, that’s a long and difficult procedure to get the dog back in their (the owner's) custody. Otherwise it will be put to sleep, unfortunately."

For Scrappy, he met the latter fate.

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Meanwhile, Tara the Hero Cat lives on in eternal fame and glory, throwing out first pitches at minor league baseball games and being immortalized on water bottles and gym bags available for purchase.

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