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14 May

Family Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack

Tara rescue
Surveillance footage captured of the attack showed the cat, Tara, going after the dog that attacked her owner's son. (Photo Credit: YouTube uploader Roger Triantafilo)

A cat is being called a hero after chasing off a dog that attacked a small boy earlier this week in California.

Surveillance video posted to YouTube and other news outlets shows the boy riding a bicycle in his driveway, when a dog sneaks out from behind a car and attacks the boy’s leg. Within seconds, Tara, the family cat, appears and goes after the dog, scaring it off.

WARNING: The end of the video features graphic images of the boy's injuries. Viewer discresion is advised.

The boy needed a few stiches, but is doing fine, as reported by Channel 23 in Bakersfield.

Want to see more acts of greatness from cats? Check out highlights from Must Love Cats

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