‘Scrappy,’ Hero Cat’s Arch-Nemesis, Has Been Put Down

Hero cat Tara held by owner Roger Triantafilo leaves after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before the start of Bakersfield Blaze and Lancaster Jayhawks Single A baseball game at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, California May 20, 2014. Tara, which became a YouTube sensation after being caught on video saving Triantafilo's son Jeremy from a dog attack, has been invited to "throw" the first pitch at a minor league baseball game, Bakersfield Blaze officials said. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY SPORT BASEBALL)
‘Hero cat’ Tara was held by owner Roger Triantafilo.

Tara, otherwise known as ‘hero cat,’ can rest easy.

Scrappy, the Labrador-Chow mix that attacked a four-year-old child in Bakersfield, Calif., was euthanized Saturday, May 24. The attack, which was caught on camera, depicted Tara rescuing her owner from the aggressive canine.

TMZ reports that the dog was put down at a Bakersfield animal shelter after a 10-day-hold following the attack.

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Apparently, Scrappy was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, “even trying to bite a couple of employees,” TMZ reports.

We wonder if Tara will continue her neighborhood patrol, but in the meantime, she can continue to bask in her newfound stardom: The heroic video has received upward of 20 million views on YouTube.