A little boy was out enjoying his bicycle in his family’s driveway on Tuesday when out of no where he was attacked by a loose dog.

Luckily, a hero cat was on hand to save the day — yes, a cat.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m., in Bakersfield, California, according to KERO-TV.

Different angles from the home’s surveillance camera show the boy and then the dog prowling around the corner. When the canine spotted the boy on the other side of an SUV, he trotted over and then lunged, violently pulling the boy from his toddler bike.

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Then, the family’s cat, Tara, charged and jumped on the dog, frightening him away from the child and chasing him off the property.

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Watch the footage courtesy of KTVU-TV:

“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!” Roger Triantafilo wrote on YouTube.

The boy’s mother told KERO that the boy needed stitches, but he is doing well otherwise. The dog, which belonged to a neighbor is being watched.

Triantafilo did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for more information about the attack.

(H/T: Reddit)

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