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    Family Cat Saves A Boy From An Attacking Dog

    Note: The video ends showing the wounds inflicted on the boy during this attack both unstitched and stitched. Also some might find the footage of the attack upsetting.


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    Been all over my facebook last night.

    Hope the dog get shot..... (i thought i would never hear my self say this)

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    Don't forget to shoot the owners while you're at it

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    I love cats, I'd like to think mine would do the same
    Who says they're cowards?!

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    This could have been a "Cat-astrophe!"

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    Thats pretty awesome.

    Ive seen my cats gang up on over cats wanting to fight one of them but to take on a dog is a bit different!

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    I'm quite surprised the cat acted in this way, it is very unlikely that cats actually share loyalty towards a human owner, on the Channel 4 Documentary about them cats don't show love and affection and most stuff they do towards humans is to get food or attention for their own selfish needs.
    It has shocked me, maybe it appears the cat is doing it in honour of the boy or maybe it's just because the cat decided to do it and he was lucky!? I suppose we will never know.

    Dogs on the other hand hunt in packs and are completely the opposite in the way cats think, a dog WILL fight for it's owner to death in most cases as it see's you as the Alpha Male and wants to protect you, that's just part of their instinct.

    It seems the dog in the clip didn't have an owner with him? Maybe a stray? Maybe hungry and saw the child as an easy way to get a bit of lunch... unfortunately we don't know the full story but it's either a stray that happened to see the boy or the owners are disgusting and need burying with the dog!

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    I heard on the radio this morning that it was a neighbour's dog.

    Who knows what the cat's motives were? Maybe it was being territorial? Maybe it was protecting the child? Either way the result was the same

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    Seen it before, not the video but a cat protecting some one. Seen a young girl get protected in a similar way although it wasn't no where near as bad as this video.

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    I love this, I wonder if any of our 5 cats would do this? (luckily we've got 6 dogs that weigh 250kg between them so being undefended is not really a worry of mine ;-) )

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    I saw this in my Facebook feed this morning and thought it was brilliant. The story I read said that the dog was 'under observation' but the unprovoked attack on a child like that should result in immediate destruction of the animal. I was well impressed with the way the cat launched itself bodily at the dog. You'd be surprised how strong cats can be. My cat once attacked a Spaniel (although she was suffering cat dementia at the time so her attack on the dog was totally out of character) and came off the better for it. I'd like to think Enzo would protect me and mine but he's a chicken. It'd be more likely to be our bolshy doe Rabbit or our buck - the pair of them have both chased Enzo out of the garden lol. It's lucky really that the kid got off so relatively 'lightly' - when the dog pulled him from his bike it looked like he was flinging a rag doll around.

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    What a lucky, lucky kid. I dread to think how bad it would have been if the awesome cat hadn't leapt to the rescue. Do we even know if the cat was his?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconAlley_Sam View Post
    What a lucky, lucky kid. I dread to think how bad it would have been if the awesome cat hadn't leapt to the rescue. Do we even know if the cat was his?

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    What a lucky, lucky kid. I dread to think how bad it would have been if the awesome cat hadn't leapt to the rescue. Do we even know if the cat was his?
    Yes. The cat belongs to the family. I watched a news interview where the cat was sitting with the family. It's quite a large cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I'm quite surprised the cat acted in this way, it is very unlikely that cats actually share loyalty towards a human owner, on the Channel 4 Documentary about them cats don't show love and affection and most stuff they do towards humans is to get food or attention for their own selfish needs.
    Not sure what they were on about as my cat shows me love and affection plus it isn't after food all the time.

    I wont bore you with the details but having had cats in my house since I can remember, I dont agree with Channel 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    Yes. The cat belongs to the family. I watched a news interview where the cat was sitting with the family. It's quite a large cat.
    What an awesome family pet. Bet the parents are thinking he or she is the best investment they ever made!

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