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The Cat Who Fought Off A Dog To Save An Autistic Boy Just Won The "Hero Dog" Award

Tara the cat is now the dog of the year.

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"The selection committee decided that a cat this spectacular should be the National Hero Dog," Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, said.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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