A pet food company has awarded a Los Angeles cat named Tara a lifetime supply of cat food after video emerged of it saving its owner – a six year old boy – from a vicious dog attack.
The incident took place as the boy rode his bicycle in the driveway of his family home, in Bakersfield. As the vision shows, the dog – owned by the family next door – came running out from the neighboring property and slammed into the young boy.
Although the attack took just seconds, the dog left deep bites that required eight stitches. However, the dog could have caused much more serious injuries to the boy had Tara not intervened.
Moments after the dog struck the child, his pet cat is seen sprinting across the driveway and pouncing on the much larger dog, causing it to flee from the scene. Soon after, the boy’s mother appears on …