Cat Saves 4-Year-Old Boy From Vicious Dog Attack

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A Bakersfield family posted a security video on YouTube that shows a family cat charging, tackling and then chasing off a dog as it attacks its owner’s 4-year-old son according to CBS News.

The 4-year-old Jeremy was riding his bicycle in front of school when a neighbor’s dog, an 8-month-old Labrador/chow mix, had attacked him according to kansascity.com. The family cat then suddenly jumped and attacked the dog chasing it off.

The neighbors had been pulling out of their gated driveway when the dog escaped and had called 911, according to ABC affiliate KERO in Bakersfield according to kansascity.com.

The boy has received stitches for the deep bite wound on his leg and says he is going to be okay his mother told KERO-TV Channel 23.

“Tara is my hero,” the boy, Jeremy Triantafilo, told the station according to LA Times.

“My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage. Thankfully, my son is fine!” uploader Roger Triantafilo wrote with the YouTube video CBS News reports.