Family cat saves young boy from dog attack (VIDEO)

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (WJLA){ } - The hero of the day for one Bakersfield, California family is the cat.

The cat came to their young son's rescue Tuesday when he was attacked by a neighbor's dog in the driveway of their home.

Video from the home's security camera shows the young boy on his bicycle when the dog grabs his leg from behind - and then shows Tara the cat attacking the dog, scaring it off.

The boy's mother, Erika Triantafilo, told ABC affiliate KERO in Bakersfield that her son needed a few stitches, but is doing fine.

She also said the dog belonged to a neighbor and is now under observation.

Warning: The video, provided by the family, contains material that may be sensitive to some viewers.