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Hero Cat Is The Newest Internet Sensation

(Note: the above photo is not the actual cat.)

By now, you’ve likely seen the video of “Hero Cat” chasing off a dog who was attacking a little boy. It went viral yesterday, and people from all over the world were praising the cat’s butt-kicking skills. Since the surveillance tape was released, numerous shows and publications have reached out to the Triantifilo family. They were on Today this morning, and their family pet Tara was offered the cover of Cat Fancy magazine.

The four-year-old boy Jeremy Triantifilo got a few stitches and is on the road to recovery. The Labrador-Chow mix, however, is set to be euthanized after a 10-day quarantine period. I’m glad the child is safe, but I don’t feel like the punishment fits the crime in this case. You don’t get the death penalty for an attempted murder charge. Do you agree or disagree?

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