This amazing story & Video, which has gone viral on the Internet and on many news programs, shows a young Californian boy, Jeremy Triantafilo, playing on a driveway in Bakersfield, California, when a dog attacks and drags him from his bike. The Family Cat, Tara, comes to the rescue and hurls itself at the dog and chases it down the driveway away from the child before a woman ran to the boy's aid.
"My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage," Jeremy's father, Roger Triantafilo, wrote in posting the video. "I've never seen a cat do that. Especially ours. It just shows how much she really has a family-oriented mind set,"
"We aren't upset with our neighbours, we're just thankful our son wasn't injured more... Our cat is my hero!" said the boy's mother, Erica, on Facebook.