An incredibly heroic, selfless cat came to the rescue of a young boy who was attacked by a much bigger dog in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield, and every second of the dramatic rescue was caught on multiple videos.
There were several surveillance cameras recording all of the action. 4-year-old Jeremy, who is mildly autistic, was playing on his bicycle after coming home from school when the neighbor’s dog snuck up behind him and started biting his leg.
The heroic family cat, named Tara, sprinted onto the scene, leaping onto the attacking dog and consequently, chasing it away.
Erika Triantafilo, Jeremy’s mother, was nearby watering a tree when she heard her son’s terrified screams.
Tara the heroic cat became a part of the Triantafilo family back in 2008 and has been impressing people ever since.
The neighbor was pulling their vehicle out of their gated driveway when the dog managed to escape.
The neighbor called 911 on behalf of the boy and his mom.
The young boy did require a total of ten stitches after the incident but is reportedly doing well, thanks to his heroic cat named Tara.
The entire family is thankful and Tara will most certainly be receiving as many treats as she wants for the remainder of her life.
TMZ reported told the dog was picked up by animal control in an extremely aggressive state and the decision was consequently made to euthanize the animal.