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My Cat Saved My Son from an Aggressive Dog (Video)


Warning: some photos in this video contain mildly graphic content.

When an aggressive and violent dog bit this boy, the boy was defenseless. Then something amazing happened. The boy’s tabby cat raced out, chasing the dog away and saving the boy from what would have likely been serious injuries. You can see his injuries at the end of this clip, stitches and all. We hear so many stories about service dogs, military working dogs and hero dogs. In this case, we can attribute the heroism to a protective and brave cat!

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Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on the bus or a friend of twenty years. Her passion for people is only matched by her love of animals and a deep interest in whole and raw food benefits. She constantly looks for ways to make her daily lifestyle healthier and more fulfilling--a wonderful and never-ending task.

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7:35PM PST on Jan 30, 2015

One very lucky little boy, so great for the cat cat coming to the rescue, had a cat PC[ short for puss cat]. he was real little bugger used to chase all the dogs out of the street, even chased 2 greyhounds when their owner was walking them, luckily they were muzzled. Even used to like a sip of wine. He was nearly 18 yrs old when we had to have him put down, was so sad.

7:28PM PST on Jan 30, 2015

Seen this on the tv, was so unreal what a great cat,so pleased the little boy wasn't hurt too badly, good pussy, so gald it all ended well

10:47AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Critters are extremely protective of their extended family of caregivers.

11:23AM PDT on Aug 1, 2014

What a wonderful kitty to save her 'boy.' She was great.

11:06AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

This was all over the TV news and internet. The dog's owners did have him put down, and that is enough for the little boy's parents. The cat is great. He really did save the boy.

2:44PM PDT on Jun 3, 2014

Cool cat. Lots of confidence. This video even shows the cat running back by the boy to the front of their car to check on the dog yet again! Amazing. There are cats who just don't like dogs.

12:35AM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Alex, I HAVE seen your comments, remember? All you've posted are hostile and angry remarks and call anyone who disagrees with you insulting names.

11:39PM PDT on Jun 1, 2014

Diane L. (and anyone else interested) - see my comments at:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-smart-ways-to-prevent-dog-bites.html?e417bbc690e403b8b71a9de0e4e51976&e417bbc690e403b8b71a9de0e4e51976#comment-6421925

12:46AM PDT on May 30, 2014

Alex, you are so wrong, and you are coming across as someone who dislikes dogs, which makes me wonder why you are in this site in the first place? Most here like dogs, and some are even extremely OVERZEALOUS about their "love" of dogs. I would agree that SOME dog owners do not properly train, nor socialize their dogs, but to say MOST is extremely irrational.

You've posted your "anti-dog" stuff on another discussion in C2 and I have to wonder why you are so negative and have so little caring for dogs, not to mention a complete lack of knowledge on the topic?

One thing I would agree with is that in some cases of dog bites, the dog should not be the "victim" and put down, providing the dog reacted merely out of instinct and was not basically a "bad" dog, but in the case of this dog in THIS video, I'd have to say there is basically something wrong with the dog, AND because the owners said they'd never been able to control the dog, then something "wrong" with why they still had it and why it was loose.

12:36AM PDT on May 30, 2014

Most dog owners never bother to train or socialize their dogs, because there are no requirements to, and because there no real consequences to the dog owner if their dog attacks, bites or kills someone. Many dogs are un-trainable. All dogs are unpredictable. There is always a "first time" any dog bites.

That's why we need laws passed that would require dogs to be both leashed and muzzled any time they are in public (i.e., not locked up in the owner's home or yard).

Penalties need to be appropriately strong - if a dog is unleashed and/or unmuzzled in public, it needs to be seized by animal control and the owner heavily fined and banned from ever owning another dog.

If a dog somehow bites someone, the dog should not be put down, but the owner should go to jail, just as if he/she had assaulted someone.

This way, horrific attacks like the one on that poor kid in the video will not happen, or at least not 4.5 million of them per year, as currently happen in the United States alone.

Watch it again!

How else are we going to prevent this kind of horror?

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