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May 14, 2014 - VIDEO: Hero cat saves Bakersfield boy from a brutal dog attack
Four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo is doing much better Wednesday afternoon, the day after a dog attacked him while he played in his front yard on Eagle Vista Drive in Bakersfield. His cat, Tara, background, is credited for chasing the dog away. Jeremy needed emergency medical aid for the dog bites to his leg. His mother, Erica, also needed medical aid from bites she sustained while protecting her son. A security camera video has gone viral on the Internet, attracting national media attention.
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BAKERSFIELD - A cat came to her best friend's rescue when a young boy was attacked by a dog in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield and it was all caught on video.

The surveillance video shows the boy, 4-year-old Jeremy, playing on his bicycle. He was coming home from school when he wanted to fly a kite. Jeremy has mild autism.

The neighbor's dog, an 8-month-old labrador/chow mix, sneaks up behind him and bites his leg.

The family's cat , named Tara, rushed the attacking dog and chased it away.KCAS manages two animal shelters. The largest shelter is located at 3951 Fruitvale Avenue in Bakersfield. The other shelter is located at 923 Poole Street, at the Mojave Airport, in Mojave. Both shelters are able to house and care for dogs and cats. In addition, both shelters can accommodate other animals; occasionally, larger domestic animals enter the shelter such as horses, goats, sheep and pigs as well as more exotic pets such as birds, lizards, and rabbits.Important development in the cat vs. dog wars: Yesterday, a toddler riding his bike in his family's driveway was nearly mauled by a neighbor's aggressive dog. But before the dog could do too much damage, Tara, the family's cat, rushed out and scared the much-larger dog away.

A surveillance camera captured the near-attack, which took place in Bakersfield, California.

From ABC 23:

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 this morning.

She also said the dog belonged to a neighbor and is now under observation.
Hero Cat Rescues Toddler From Evil Dog
UPDATE 3:34 pm: The dog will be put to sleep. From TMZ:

As if being beaten up by a cat wasn't bad enough, TMZ has learned ... the dog was picked up by animal control yesterday and the decision has been made to put it to sleep.
Sources tell us ... the dog was aggressive even after it was captured and officials decided it was in the best interest for everyone involved to euthanize the canine.