"Hero Cat" Earns First Pitch Opportunity at Baseball Game

By CNN

Published 05/16 2014 10:00AM

Updated 05/16 2014 10:03AM

(BAKERSFIELD, CA) Move over grumpy cat. The hero feline who saved a California boy from a dog attack has become a celebrity.

The cat, named Tara, is reportedly scheduled to "throw" out the first pitch May 20 at a local minor league baseball game for the Bakersfield Blaze.

No word on exactly how she will pull it off.

Tara reached worldwide fame this week when video surfaced showing her chasing off a dog that attacked her family's 4-year-old son.

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