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A cat (not pictured) was caught on camera saving a boy from a dog attack. / Thinkstock

Maybe it's time to get a guard cat.

A video posted on YouTube appears to capture a dog dragging a boy off his tricycle. A cat then rushes at the dog and chases it away.

The boy's mother, Erica Triantafilo, told KERO-TV in Bakersfield, Calif., that her son needed a few stitches but is doing fine.

The cat, named Tara, belongs to the family, and the dog is the pet of a neighbor, KERO-TV reports.

The owners told The Today Show that Tara is normally "the most mellow cat you've ever met."

The video was posted on YouTube Wednesday and has a time stamp of May 13.

USA TODAY Network has reached out to Roger Triantafilo, the father of the boy, who posted the video to YouTube, for more details of the attack.

This story was first learned of on Twitter.

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Copyright 2014 USATODAY.com

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