Some of you might remember Tara, the cat who ran to her boy’s rescue last year when a neighbor’s dog seized his leg and started to drag him. Neighborhood surveillance cameras caught the entire event on tape, showing the tabby cat chase off the attacking dog while Jeremy’s mother hurried to his side.

The SPCA: Los Angeles decided to recognize Tara’s devotion and bravery by giving her the Hero Dog Award, although they had to make a slight edit on the award itself. Along with this lovely glass trophy, Tara wins a year’s supply of cat food. Jeremy calls Tara his hero, and that’s all that matters. But it’s still nice to be officially recognized.