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Hero cat saves small boy from dog attack

Hero cat saves small boy from dog attack

Credit: Roger Triantafilo / YouTube

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

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KING5.com

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 4:40 PM

Who says cats aren't attached to their people?

An amazing video shows a cat coming to the rescue of a small boy who is being attacked by a dog.

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Roger Triantafilo posted a compliation of surveillance videos of the attack on his son.

The child was riding on a bike outside his Bakersfield home. The dog - unprovoked - ran up and bit the boy, dragging him off his bike.

The cat named Tara comes running, jumps on the dog and chases it away.

The boy suffered gaping wounds, but, Triantafilo said, "Thankfully, it wasn't worse."

Subsequent reports said the dog had escaped from a neighbor's yard and those neighbors had called 911.

Bakersfield Police said the dog would be quarantined and then put down.

The video went viral, topping 21 million views on YouTube.

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