If you think your cat can't protect you, think again.

A family in New Hampshire has their cat to thank after the animal scared away an armed robber. A woman was home alone with her infant when the man forced his way into the home.

Unfortunately the thief did get away with some items, but did leave the house when the family cat began scratching at the door. The unidentified victim believes the intruder thought it may have been her husband returning home and that is why he left according to the Bangor Daily News.

Who knew that a pussy could be a potential life saver?