KPTV -- Koshka, here with Staff Sgt. Jesse Knotts, was named ASPCA Cat of the Year.A cat with an amazing story that we told you about in March has been named ASPCA Cat of the Year. Koshka was a stray in Afghanistan who stuck by Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott's side when he lost two of his close friends to a suicide bombing on a military convoy.
Knott repaid Koshka by going out of his way to bring her back home to Oregon with a risky and expensive rescue. She now lives happily with the Knotts family in Oregon.
Koshka is among this year's ASPCA Humane Awards winners, which also includes Dog of the Year Xena, the Warrior Puppy. Xena survived terrible abuse in Georgia before being saved and going on to form a remarkable bond with Jonny, an 8-year-old autistic boy who's made great strides in communicating after meeting Xena.
And the group's Kid of the Year honor was awarded to Catherine Hubbard, a 6-year-old animal lover who was among the 20 children killed in the shooting at Sandy HookRead More »from Amazing Stray Cat is ASPCA Cat of the Year