Last year Tara the cat saved a little 4-year-old boy in California, who was playing on a bike, when the neighbors dog attacked him. Now Tara gets the award she deserves...Dog of the Year!

The SPCA in California decided to break tradition and give the 'Dog of the Year' award to Tara because of her heroic actions. That video went viral with over 24 million seeing this cat go to town on this dog! It truly was amazing. The little boy, by the way, had to have 11 stitches and is okay today.

Tara got a years worth of cat food!

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