Authorities: dog to be euthanized that attacked boy in viral video

"The owners later delivered the dog the Bakersfield Animal Care Center where the dog will be quarantined for ten days then euthanized," The Bakersfield Police Department reported in a news release Wednesday.
A dog will be euthanized after attacking a Bakersfield boy who was protected from further injury by the family cat.

"The owners later delivered the dog the Bakersfield Animal Care Center where the dog will be quarantined for ten days then euthanized," The Bakersfield Police Department reported in a news release Wednesday.

4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was attacked while riding his bike Tuesday in the driveway of his home in the 10700 block of Eagle Vista Drive.

The male Labrador/Chow mix was approximately eight months old, the BPD reported.

The family's feline Tara quickly came to the rescue and saved the day, and it was all captured on video.

In a YouTube post titled, "A Cat Saved My Son," first you see the Jeremy riding his bike by his home's driveway, when a dog comes from around a parked SUV and grabs at his leg, seemingly trying to drag the tot away.

In a flash, Tara races toward the pooch and attacks, scaring it off and giving chase.

Erika Triantafilo, was watering a tree when she heard her son's screams.  She told 17 News the dog turned on her when she went to chase the canine completely off her property. 

Jeremy required a few stitches to close the bite wound to his left leg.
 
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