CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Cat defends, rescues young boy after attacked by dog in Bakersfield, California

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

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

Tara, the family's cat, then rushes the attacking dog and chases it away.

The boy's mother told our sister station KERO-TV that the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.

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

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