Angelica is convinced that if her cat had not been there, her son probably would have been hit instead. When the vet asked Angelica if she wanted to euthanize Opie, she refused. Opie had saved her son's life, and so she became determined to return the favor.
"I wanted to keep him. He was my son's little hero, so I need to keep him around," Angelica told Fox 8 News.