Hero cat ‘throws’ first pitch at Bakersfield Blaze game

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The cat who saved a California toddler from a neighborhood dog threw out the ceremonial first pitch — well, sort of — at a minor league baseball game Tuesday.

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Hero cat who saved boy will ‘throw’ first pitch at baseball game

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Sure, she can hit — but how’s her curveball?

Fans of Tara the hero cat will find out when she “throws” out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s home game of the Bakersfield Blaze, a minor league baseball team in California.

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Chicago Tribune’s homepage glitch may help kitten find a home

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A glitch on Chicago Tribune’s homepage Tuesday afternoon may spell good news for a silver-haired kitten waiting for a home.

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Sick of voting for rats? Elect a cat: Four-legged Morris runs for mayor in Mexico

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This mayoral hopeful in Mexico promises to eat, sleep most of the day and donate his leftover litter to fill potholes.

Morris, a black-and-white kitten with orange eyes, is running for mayor of Xalapa in eastern Mexico with the campaign slogan “Tired of Voting for Rats? Vote for a Cat.” And he is attracting tens of thousands of politician-weary, two-legged supporters on social media.

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Cat detained on clandestine mission at Russia prison

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Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia’s north saw a cat scaling the fence and noticed something a little fishy, The Associated Press reports.

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Cat caught smuggling contraband into Brazil prison

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A cat was caught entering a Brazilian prison with two small saws, drills for concrete, a cell phone, a cell phone charger, batteries and a headset wrapped around its torso. Authorities say the feline isn’t talking.

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Venus the split-faced cat captures hearts

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Venus the cat may look two-faced, with her dramatic fur and different-colored eyes, but she’s as sweet as can be. She and her owners made their big debut on TODAY after Venus captured hearts online.

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Cat found buried alive in concrete in Arizona; rescuer alleges religious harassment

A live cat was found half-buried in concrete in Arizona, an act that the man who rescued it believes to be a threatening message from a pro-polygamy religious group, according to local reports. 

The kitten was found encased in solid concrete inside a metal tube in Colorado City, Ariz., a major center for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a breakaway Mormon sect whose members practice polygamy.

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