OK, this may be the best pet cat ever. She’s a superheroine.
A cat came to her best friend’s rescue Tuesday when a young boy was attacked by a dog in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield and it was all caught on video.
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.
It all happens so fast. The dog just arbitrarily attacks the boy and the cat swoops in claws first to repel the dog. As the mother ran to the child to help him and chase the dog away, it’s reported she was also bitten. The dog had escaped from the neighbor’s yard.
The boy needed many stitches for the bite injuries and is likely very traumatized over the dog attack. The cat was unharmed. The dog will be euthanized after watching it for rabies or other illnesses. The family says the cat is very family-oriented and a good pet. She’s done a fine job as watchcat; this could have been a tragedy.