NORWALK - A cat is being hailed as a hero today after saving a young boy who was being attacked by a neighbor's dog in California.

A video that has gone viral shows the cat running after the dog and chasing him away.

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Dr. David Santisi at A Cat's Place in Norwalk says that most cats would probably not react that way, but this cat was probably thinking of the child as its own.

The family of the 4-year-old boy says their son needed stitches, but is expected to be OK.