Hero cat thrusts Bakersfield family into global spotlight - LA Times

On June 3, 2014, the Bakersfield Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 3 Tara the Hero Cat Day.
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A cat from Bakersfield is set to join the cast of the next “Avengers” film.
Tara, widely known as "Hero Cat," was held by owner Roger Triantafilo as a baseball tied to a fishing line was pulled toward home plate at a game of the Bakersfield Blaze, an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Laurelglen is located in the Southwest neighborhood of Bakersfield. Laurelglen condos offer lush landscaping and is located near Cal...Share Cat Day 5K - BakersfieldTara the cat awaits her presentation of the Order of the Blue Tiger Award Friday morning at the Veterans Center in Bakersfield.
These pets are ready for a new forever home. Meet them at our Adpotion Center located at 3000 Gibson St., Bakersfield, CA 93308. The Adoption Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.We have a small cattery in Bakersfield, California. All of our cats and kittens are raised under foot. They are a daily part of our lives and a loving part of our family.BakersfieldCat Control is a business that offers trap rentals and transport of feralcats. We are not a rescue. Our professional cagetraps (Tomahawk live traps) are ideal for capturing feral cats, andour professional coaching services help you set it up properly and monitor itcorrectly. Our professional traps rarely fail, and are sensitiveenough to catch a frog. Laws require cats be delivered to the localanimal control shelter, they will determine if the cat is feral or not, or getit back to its rightful owner. Another option is to deliver theferal cat to a local vet for spay/neuter and return back to the property fromwhich they came (Also known as TNR.) Traps are delivered Sundayafternoons. Emergencies are an additional fee.The Bakersfield parents of a 4-year-old boy who was saved from a dog attack by the family's cat, Tara, say the worldwide attention the viral video has generated has "just been insane."A dog seen in a security video lunging at a 4-year-old Bakersfield boy and then being pounced on and chased away by the family cat has been euthanized.A family cat charged, tackled and then chased off a dog as it viciously attacked his owner's 4-year-old son this week in their Bakersfield driveway.The Cat People, an all-volunteer organization, was founded in October of 1990 in Bakersfield, California by two friends outraged about the actions of an urban landlord who trapped abandoned cats and drowned them. They soon gathered together a group of individuals who shared their concern -- and the group's mission grew to encompass the plight of homeless cats city-wide. Out of this grass-roots effort grew a nonprofit organization with a Board of Directors and a solid administrative base. The mission of The Cat People is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find good homes for Bakersfield's homeless and down-on-their-luck felines. The cats and kittens we rescue from our feral colonies, from our managed urban colonies, or from the streets and the alleys, are fostered until they are socialized, healthy, and old enough to be placed for adoption. We require an adoption contract, and a fee of $65. If you rent, we will call your landlord to verify permission for pets. If the kitty you adopt is not old enough to be spayed/neutered, we send along a voucher so the new owner can get this done free of charge. We check with owners to see that the surgery has been done. All of our pets are vaccinated. We normally only adopt to residents of Kern County. However, under the right circumstances, we will work with a potential adopter in the southern and limited areas of central California . Please e-mail us concerning specific situations. We want to thank our adoption partner, Petco. Petco on Rosedale Highway from 10-3pm on Saturdays.The Cat PeopleVIDEO: Hero cat saves Bakersfield boy from a brutal dog attack.


BAKERSFIELD - A cat came to her best friend's rescue when a young boy was attacked by a dog in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield and it was all caught on video.

The surveillance video shows the boy, 4-year-old Jeremy, playing on his bicycle. He was coming home from school when he wanted to fly a kite. Jeremy has mild autism.

The neighbor's dog, an 8-month-old labrador/chow mix, sneaks up behind him and bites his leg.

The family's cat , named Tara, rushed the attacking dog and chased it away.