A man saved his dog from an angry cat while working out at a local gym.
The dog is now safe, the man told police.
The dog owner has been arrested, and the man said he was trying to prevent the cat from getting into his doggy bag.
“I just didn’t want to mess with his dog,” he told police in a police report.
The owner of the dog is a retired mechanic who said he bought the dog, called Tod, from a local pet store.
Police said the dog was owned by a man who was upset with the owner of a neighboring dog.
The man said the cat was a “badger.”
He said he put a rope around Tod and then walked him to his car.
He said Tod was scared, and he called 911 to report the cat.
The cat, which is a white lab mix, was taken to the vet.
The owner was charged with cruelty to animals, a felony.