Cat saves 4-year-old from dog attack

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BAKERSFIELD, CA – Dogs might be known as man’s best friend, but it looks like cats could be making a bid for the title in Bakersfield, California.

A 4-year-old boy just might owe his life to the family cat and the whole shocking rescue was caught on surveillance camera.

There little Jeremy was, riding his bike, minding his own business, when a dog secretly stalks him and strikes out of nowhere!

For a few terrifying moments the dog tries to drag the boy by his leg until super kitty comes to the rescue.

“I didn’t even really know what had happened,” Jeremy’s mom Erika Triantafilo said, “Until afterwards when my husband showed me our surveillance video and said, ‘Our cat saved our son.'”

The brave feline known as Tara not only took on a dog twice her size but also chased him right down the street.

Aside from a few stitches, the little boy is doing just fine.

Dogs of the neighborhood take note: Don’t mess with Tara’s family.