A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.

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A dog seen on security camera footage attacking a Central California boy until it is chased off by a cat has been euthanized.

Bakersfield Animal Care Center Director Julie Johnson says the dog’s owner signed it over to be euthanized. She tells the Bakersfield Californian (http://bit.ly/1mqIOgj) it was put down over the weekend.

Video of the attack has gone viral and turned the cat named Tara into a sensation.

It shows the dog — a roughly 8-month-old Labrador-Chow mix — biting and attempting to drag 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo. Within seconds, Tara leaps out and chases the canine away.

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Jeremy needed 10 stitches on his left leg.

Tara, meanwhile, received the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a minor league baseball game.

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