Video: Cat saves boy from dog attack

BAKERSFIELD, USA - A VIDEO has captured the moment a family cat saved a boy from a vicious dog attack.

The clip, made up of a series of shots from a home CCTV system, shows the neighbour's dog attack the child from behind in his driveway.

The family cat quickly springs into action, rushing in and attacking the dog.

The boy's mother told KERO-TV that her son required stitches but is otherwise fine.

She said the dog is now under observation.

At time of publication the YouTube video had been viewed nearly two million times.

WARNING: The video contains scenes of graphic injuries that may be distressing to some viewers.