A young California boy escaped major harm after the family cat fended off a dog trying to attack him.  According to WNEP16, the boy's father, Roger Triantafilo, posted the video of  his son riding his bike when a local dog came up behind him and started attacking the boy. The family cat comes to the rescue and stops the attack and chases the dog away.

Please be advised there are a few still photos of the boy's injuries at the end of the video that could be deemed graphic by some.