Yesterday, the video of a heroic family cat saving a boy from a vicious dog attack went viral. Now, the Triantafilo family is speaking out about their heroic furry friend.

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4-year-old Jeremy, was saved by his quick-reacting cat Tara. According to My Fox Philly, Jeremy says in the video above that Tara "is my hero."

The family said it took 12 stitches to close 2 of Jeremy's wounds.

The Triantafilo family says the dog has never attacked anyone in the neighborhood before this. The dog's owners have turned the dog over to animal control for observation.