A cat named Opie was being hailed as a hero on Thursday after taking a bullet for a Three-year-old Boy in New York. The bullet hit Opie in the top of his head and passed through his neck before ricocheting around the room and getting stuck into a seat. It landed inches about three-year-old Daemire Sipe who was asleep on a sofa.
The child’s mother Angelica said: “It took me a second to realize what just happened. The first thing I did was check on my son and he was sound asleep. Then I saw my cat on the floor and that’s when I realized my cat was shot.
“It could have been my son.
“He saved my son’s life, so I need to keep him around.”
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