Hero cat saves boy from vicious dog attack
Watch: Cat chases away dog that mauls a young boy [WARNING: GRAPHIC]
In this astounding footage, a family cat can be seen protecting a small boy from a vicious dog attack. According to the YouTube user who uploaded the video, the child and his mother were both bitten during the unprovoked attack, resulting in the boy having to receive numerous stitches. It all happens very quickly, but you can see just how fast a rogue animal can hurt a child.

The cat? With over four million views in just 24 hours, the internet is unanimous: the cat is a hero!

Watch: My Cat Saved My Son via Roger Triantofilo/YouTube (Warning: some footage is graphic):

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