Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Video: Cat saves child from attacking dog

(BAKERSFIELD, Calif) A young boy is filmed on CCTV playing innocently on his scooter when a camera from another angle spots the dog heading towards him. The dog looks under the car at the boy then wanders round, launching his attack. It grabs the boy's leg, pulling him to the ground, and shaking him vigorously before the family cat Tara leaps into action. Tara jumps at the dog, startling it, as a woman approaches the boy on the ground. Then, after seeing off the dog, it returns to guard the hurt child who needed 10 stitches at the local hospital, and is doing fine. The boy's mother, Erica Triantafilo, who went running after the dog and was also bitten, said the dog belonged to a neighbor and is now under observation.

The boy's father, Roger Triantafilo, posted the footage on-line. He said:
My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage. Thankfully, my son is fine!