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A cat came to the rescue of her four-year-old owner in Bakersfield, Calif., Tuesday.
A surveillance video making the rounds online shows the young boy being attacked by his neighbour's dog. He is bitten and pulled from his bicycle until the family cat, Tara, races over to scare the dog and chase it out of the yard.
The video of the attack has gone viral, with many touting the scrappy feline as a hero, including the young victim, who ended up with several bite wounds and stitches but is said to be doing fine, according to local news station KERO.
To honour her efforts, Tara the cat has been asked to throw out the first pitch at the Bakersfield Blaze baseball game on May 20.