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Cat saves boy from dog

BAKERSFIELD, CA (CNN Newsource) - A California family is heralding their cat as a hero after she chased away a dog from their son.

According to reports, surveillance video showed a dog sneaking up on 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo while he was in their driveway.  The video then shows Tara, the family cat, chasing the dog away just as the dog pounces on Jeremy's leg.

Jeremy did have to get a few stitches on his leg according to reports.  The dog reportedly belonged to a neighbor and is now under animal control observation.