Video: Hero Cat (Tara) saves boy (Jeremy) from dog attack in California

cat saves boy from dog attack

Roger Triantafilo uploaded the surveillance footage of a dog trying to attack his son outside their home in Bakersfield, California.

The video shows that a young boy, named Jeremy, was attacked by a dog while riding his bicycle. Then, Jeremy was saved by a hero – his pet cat, Tara.

In the YouTube post, Triantafilo says, "My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage. Thankfully, my son is fine!"

"I didn't really even realize what had happened until after when my husband showed me the surveillance video," Erika Triantafilo, Jeremy’s mother said.

Erica told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine. Erica said it could have been much worse.

"I've never seen a cat do that," said Roger Triantafilo, Jeremy's father. "Especially ours. It just shows how much she really has a family-oriented mind set." -(Statement from

The cat has been dubbed a hero and a Facebook page has been created in her honor.

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