Shreveport - Bossier City is no stranger to hearing about vicious dog attacks on kids and people.

Many of these attacks result in the victims being severely mauled and mangled. The kid in this video is very lucky to have survived with a few stitches from a dog attack because of the family cat.

The cat was able to fend off the dog before causing any more damage to the boy.

(Warning: the video below has some graphic imagery of the boy's wounds near the end.)