Hero cat to 'throw' first pitch at baseball game

The hero cat hailed around the world for saving a four-year-old boy as he was being attacked by his neighbour's dog has been given the honour of "throwing" the first pitch at a baseball game.

Locals in Bakersfield, California are keen to give feisty feline Tara a hero's welcome at the local ball game after her brave deed was captured on a CCTV clip that has now gone viral.

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It's official! Local HERO CAT will be throwing out a first pitch on Tuesday, May 20th! @theherocat

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Want to see Tara the hero cat throw out the first pitch on Tuesday? Bring a donation item for animal group and get bogo offer on ticket!

The team has not specified how the six-year-old tabby will throw the baseball - the ceremonial act before all matches - on Tuesday, though her owners will be on hand to help.

Read: Owners of hero cat said 'the dog didn't know what hit it'

Watch: Hero cat saves four-year-old during dog attack

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Hero cat saves boy from dog attack

Tara the cat has become a worldwide sensation after being filmed on CCTV rescuing her family's four-year-old boy from a brutal dog attack.