Viral video of the day: cat saves boy from dog

Watch the Bakersfield, California moggy jump in when his young owner is attacked by the neighbour's mutt

It’s one of every parent’s many nightmares! Your little boy is on the front drive, riding his bike, minding his own business, when suddenly… next door’s dog is on the loose and in a flash, he’s got his teeth sunk into the kid’s leg.


For one Bakersfield, California family, however, this horror was short-lived. Four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo had an unlikely saviour: his family’s cat, Tara, who can be seen steaming into the melée to save her friend in security-cam footage.

Jeremy, who still had to visit hospital for stitches in his leg, told local news station 23ABC: “Tara is my hero.” See the video below.

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