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New Albany Animal Shelter offers "feline bodyguards" after YouTube video

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The New Albany Animal Shelter is using a YouTube video that has gone viral to offer what it calls "feline bodyguards."

The video in question shows a cat that is credited with saving a four-year-old California boy from a vicious dog attack.

The boy, Jeremy, was riding his bike in his driveway, when the dog came around a car and knocked him to the ground. That's when Tara, the family cat, jumped in and chased the dog away.

The boy needed stitches on his leg but his family is relieved the injury wasn't worse. Police say the dog belonged to a neighbor.

The dog will be quarantined for ten days and then euthanized.

That video has prompted the New Albany Animal Shelter to adjust its marketing strategy, offering cats as "feline bodyguards."

"Electric alarm systems cost hundreds of dollars, and may not protect you when you are outside!" the news release states. "While dogs may warn you, they may not protect you either! We now have cats that may protect your home just as well, or, they may just go greet the intruder -- but you never know!"

The shelter is offering cats over 4 pounds for $20, that are "pumped and ready to go." Cats weighing under 4 pounds cost $60.

The cats are all spayed and neutered, FELV/FIV tested negative, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

The shelter is located on W. Market St., near I-64.

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