Tara is one brave cat!

A cat has been hailed a hero after rescuing a four-year-old boy from a dog attack.

The  boy was riding his bike outside his home in Southwest Bakersfield, California, when a neighbor’s dog ran at him and grabbed his leg with its teeth.

Within seconds of the dog attacking, the family’s cat – a tabby called Tara – dashed into frame and chased the dog away.

Warning: The end of the video contains images that may be graphic.

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