LISTEN: Police release dramatic 911 tape call, boy saved from attacking dog by cat

A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when a young boy was attacked by a dog in his driveway in Southwest  Bakersfield and it was all caught on video.

The surveillance video  shows the boy, 4-year-old Jeremy, playing on his bicycle. He was coming home from school when he wanted to fly a kite. Jeremy has mild autism.

The neighbor's dog, an 8-month-old labrador/chow mix, sneaks up behind him and bites his leg.

The family's cat , named Tara, rushed the attacking dog and chased it away.

"Tara is my hero," Jeremy said.

GALLERY | Jeremy's hero is a fat cat named Tara

Erica Triantafilo, Jeremy's mother, was nearby watering a tree when she heard his screams.

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