BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield.
The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg.
The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away.
The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.
She also said the dog belonged to a neighbor and is now under observation.
Our Scripps sister station 23ABC will be hearing from the boy, the mother and the cat later in the day.