Cat saves boy from dog attack in southwest Bakersfield, California (VIDEO)

BAKERSFIELD - A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when a young boy was attacked in his driveway in southwest Bakersfield.

The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg.


The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away.

The boy's mother told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine.

She also said the dog belonged to a neighbor and is now under observation.

Update: 'Tara is my hero' - boy talks about cat that saved him from dog attack


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