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Cat saves boy from dog attack

The Youtube video of the dramatic scene has amassed over 6.8 million views in less than 48 hours

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A dramatic video has been posted on the internet showing a cat saving a boy from a dog attack.

The video - which was taken from CCTV footage - shows a small boy riding a bicycle, when a dog runs up behind and begins mauling him.

However, just moments after the assault, the boy’s family cat charges at the dog, chasing it away, while the boy’s mother runs outside to tend to her son.

“Thankfully, my son is fine!” wrote Youtube user Roger Triantafilo, who posted the clip - although the boy suffered an injury to his leg which required stitches, as seen in photos at the end of the video.

Posted on video-sharing site Youtube on Wednesday, the video has amassed over 6.8 million views in less than 48 hours.