This boy’s best friend is a cat!

Home security video shows how a Bakersfield, Calif., boy was rescued from a vicious dog by the family’s brave feline on Tuesday.

Jeremy Triantafilo, 4, was pedaling his bike when, out of nowhere, a dog sneaked up from behind, bit him and pulled the little guy off his wheels.

As the labrador-chow mix began to drag Jeremy, Tara the cat raced into the picture and threw her little body into the dog, forcing the pooch off the boy.

Tara then chased the dog – an 8-month-old named Scrappy – away as mom Erica Triantafilo came to the boy’s side.

Jeremy needed 10 stitches but he’ll be OK, his mom told the Bakersfield Californian.
Scrappy belongs to a neighbor, and he was “voluntarily surrendered” to the city pound, police said.

After a 10-day quarantine to determine if he’s rabid, the pooch will be put down.

“It’s un-adoptable,” Bakersfield police Sgt. Joe Grubbs told The Post. “We’re [the city] in a liability issue here. If we adopt it out and it bites someone again, then that’s on us.”




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