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Family of boy saved by cat during dog attack will not sue neighbors

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In an interview by TMZ, the owner's of a Bakersfield cat who saved their 4-year-old son during a dog attack have stated they won't sue the owner of the dog.

Roger and Erica Triantafilo, the parents of 4-year-old Jeremy, granted an interview with the notorious TMZ in which they explained why they won't be suing the owner of the dog who bit both Jeremy and Erica.

The family voluntarily gave up the dog to animal control, where the dog will be euthanized after a 10 day legal hold.

Roger said the dogs owners have been very open to the family in trying to help with any needs they have. Medical expenses not met by Roger's health insurance are being covered by the family of the dog.

Roger explained his thoughts on the accident saying

"Even though they are responsible because it's their dog we didn't want to see them vilified in the media."

When questioned by Harvey Levin of TMZ as to why not at least sue the neighbor's insurance company to get money for pain and suffering, the family said they have no plans to do so at this time.

"If we get to that point we'll cross that road."

Jeremy and Erica are doing fine, and are recovering from their injuries. Tara the cat is adjusting as well as can be expected, being the most famous cat in the world this week.



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