The astonishing video (below) shows the moment that a family’s pet cat came to the rescue of a 4 year old boy after he was attacked by a vicious neighbour’s dog. The boy, called Jeremy Triantafilo was playing happily on his bike outside his home in Bakersfield, California on Tuesday when the attack happened. A neighbour’s dog escaped through an open gate and crept up to the unsuspecting boy before attacking him.
Surveillance footage caught by the family’s home security system was uploaded to YouTube by the boy’s father and shows the boy being grabbed by the leg and being dragged along the ground before Tara, the family’s cat comes to the rescue.
The fearless feline jumps onto the dog pushing it away from the boy, before chasing it away from the scene. After making sure that the dog had left the scene, Tara returns to Jeremy, who is being comforted by his mother.