Tuesday in California a little 4-year-old boy was playing on a bike, when the neighbors dog attacked him. You'll never believe who saved him - the family cat!

It moves fast, but the cat body checked the dog and then chased him off! The little boy will be okay, but he needed 11 stitches! The cat Tara is a hero cat! The dog meanwhile is being observed for rabies and may have to be put down.

UPDATED 5/15/14 830AM.

The local ABC affiliate in Bakersfield, California interviewed the little boy attacked by the dog with his cat Tara by his side.

The dog is right now in quarantine and will have to be put down after 10 days.