Cat saves 4-year-old boy from dog attack

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — In the latest tale of dog versus cat, the cat wins this round.

A 4-year-old boy was on his bike Tuesday when a neighbor’s dog sneaked around an SUV and attacked him.

That’s when the family cat, named Tara, charges in and pounces on the dog before chasing it off.

The boy’s mother says the dog was still hanging around after the attack. She tried to chase it away but ended up getting bitten as well.

The boy received 10 stitches and is recovering.

Bakersfield police say the Labrador/chow mix will be quarantined for 10 days and be euthanized.

Tara the cat is being hailed as a hero. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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