Cats don't get enough credit. Sure, they make us laugh falling off sh*t and bouncing off mirrors on the internet but sometimes, just sometimes, they can be beyond heroic. Like Thundercats but without the pants.

Meet Tara. She saved her guardian's son (cat's have 'guardians', not owners, don't you know) from being viciously mauled by a wily neighbourhood pooch who was on the prowl in Bakersfield, California. The footage speaks for itself. Be warned, it's a bit graphic at the end.