Four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was playing on his bike in his front yard in Bakersfield, California on Tuesday.  And out of nowhere, the neighbor's dog ATTACKED him . . .  latched onto his leg . . . and pulled him off the bike.

 

But before it could get a LOT worse, Jeremy was rescued . . .  by Tara, the family CAT.  She came running over, gave the dog a full-body check, chased it off, then came BACK to check on Jeremy.  By then Jeremy's mom was there too.

 

Jeremy needed a bunch of stitches, but he's okay.  The dog has a history of attacks, so it'll have to be put down.