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Published:May 15th, 2014 09:57 EST

Viral Video! Heroic Cat Saves Child From Dog Attack

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A California child pulled from his bike by an attacking dog was saved by his family`s cat on Tuesday, which quickly rushed in and attacked the dog, a video posted on YouTube showed on Wednesday.


The video, which quickly spread on the Internet, shows a young boy playing on a driveway in Bakersfield, when a dog lunges at his leg, grabs hold of it with his jaws and drags the boy off of the bike.

A dark cat swiftly hurls itself onto the dog and chases it down the driveway and away from the child before a woman runs to help the boy. Local media reported the video was from multiple security cameras and shows graphic pictures of the bite wounds sustained by the boy."


It`s not uncommon for a dog to risk its life to save his owner from dogs or other animals, but examples of a cat risking his hide to save his owner are few and far between.

I have a 24-pound feline, and if a vicious canine attacked me, at most he might hiss at the predator from the relative safety of the roof of my Jeep.

Tara, the heroic cat hurled herself at the dog, with no thought to her own safety, and chased the animal away from the child.

The child`s wound required a few stitches, the dog will be put to death, and the hero cat will be pampered and catered to by his grateful owners for the rest of her life.

Not all cats are as brave as Tara, but there are lots of cute, playful scaredy-cats waiting for adoption at your local animal shelter.


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