Cats love their humans just as fiercely as dogs, and this incredible video proves it.

Surveillance video captured the chilling scene.

A little boy was riding his tricycle in his Bakersfield, California driveway yesterday afternoon when a dog approached from behind and dragged him from his bike by a leg. Enter the attack cat! Tara, the family cat, not only rescued her best friend from the attack, she made sure the dog stayed gone as well.

Thankfully, the little boy just needed some stitches. The dog is back with his owner, and under observation.

This could have ended very badly...see it all unfold in the video below.