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Cat hailed a hero for taking a bullet

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(CNN/WPMT) -- We've all heard that cats have 'nine lives', and it seems Opie is no exception.

The feisty feline is being hailed as a hero after taking a bullet for his owner.

Early Thursday morning, a stray bullet went through a window in Angelica Sipe's home in York, PA.

The bullet went into the couch, through Opie, and then ricocheted around the room, finally coming to rest in a loveseat pillow just inches from Sipe's three-year-old son.

Sipe's said that, when she took opie to the vet, she had the option to have him put to sleep, but just couldn't do it:

"Yeah, I told them I didn't, I wanted to keep him. He was my sons little hero. He saved my son's life so i have to keep him around," said Sipe.

Opie has some muscle damage, but he's expected to be okay.

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