A boy in Bakersfield, CA was playing in front of his home when a dog spotted him, and then ran over and began attacking his leg and dragging him off his bike. The family’s cat, named Tara, comes to his rescue in this video and saves the child from the attack and then starts running after the dog.
The attack was caught on surveillance camera video by the boy’s father, Roger Triantafilo, according to The Huffington Post.
According to the New York Daily News, the attack occurred Tuesday in southwest Bakersfield. The 4-year-old boy, Jeremy, is doing well after receiving several stitches from the cuts.
He has called the family cat, which the family has owned since 2008, his hero. The family was featured today with the cat on the Today Show. Below is the video.