Yesterday, in Bakersfield, California, a young boy was playing in his driveway when a neighbor’s dog charged at him, grabbed his leg, and pulled him down. That’s when an unlikely hero came to the boy’s rescue:
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.
Tara’s incredible feat was captured on surveillance video:
WHOA — Cat saves boy from dog attack in California: http://t.co/Z9X3T137el http://t.co/hAapWulIQO
— Brett Rosner (@Brosner85) May 14, 2014
Holy crap. This cat literally saved his boy's life. http://t.co/7LnWpegHEa
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 14, 2014
Holy crap is an understatement! @RBPundit Holy crap. This cat literally saved his boy's life. http://t.co/CBBtf7BS8A
— Red Eye Pit Crew (@RedEyeAlerts) May 14, 2014
GIF of the Century RT @Brosner85: WHOA — Cat saves boy from dog attack in California: http://t.co/Z5wJMtFI7E http://t.co/sEyAKkrH6r
— Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) May 14, 2014
AMAZING RT @neetzan: GIF of the Century RT @Brosner85: WHOA — Cat saves boy from dog attack http://t.co/MBPP8eaHCy http://t.co/35bWfMnL4X
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 14, 2014
So awesome. "@neetzan: GIF of the Century "@Brosner85: WHOA — Cat saves boy from dog attack" http://t.co/UktXKIKCxs http://t.co/ROFYWQviOD
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 14, 2014
PURR-fect reply to those who say cats aren't loyal. AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Bakersfield http://t.co/jeeh8NRLOJ
— Narayan Lakshman (@narlak) May 14, 2014
Hmmm…rethinking previously stated hatred for cats.
Cat saves child from dog attack (via @Brosner85): http://t.co/DFGpCT0pcM
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) May 14, 2014
Even as a dog person, I can appreciate this RT @Brosner85: Cat saves boy from dog attack: http://t.co/2JNym6z2vc http://t.co/8uheFlhPHS
— moo cow! (@_muhkuh) May 14, 2014
Yep. Especially after you see the video:
@lachlan @CuffyMeh Crazy. Here's the vid. Cat came back to check on kid http://t.co/SRzEUgT9qe
— Adam (@GPIA7R) May 14, 2014
That’s a badass cat. RT @Brosner85: WHOA — Cat saves boy from dog attack in California: http://t.co/3jCxA8PrGw http://t.co/FQmY4yBTR1
— Dashiell Bennett (@dashbot) May 14, 2014
Hells yeah, it is!
Of course, there is at least one possible alternate interpretation:
Don't be fooled by this cat. It was just protecting its meal from another predator. http://t.co/JilRMustye
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) May 14, 2014
But in this case, we’re willing to give Tara the benefit of the doubt.
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