BAKERSFIELD, California -- It's an amazing story you wouldn't believe if there wasn't video to prove it.
On YouTube, dad Roger Triantafilo writes, “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!”
He uploaded video of the incident, captured by his home's security cameras, to YouTube.
KGE reports that the boy's mother, Erica Triantafilo, was outside at the time. She said the dog was still hanging around after the attack. She tried to chase it away, but it bit her as well.
The boy, 4, received several sitches and is expected to be okay.
(WARNING: The end of this video contains graphic photos that may upset some viewers.)
Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Opm9b2WDk