30 Jun '13, 10pm

U.S. solider and stray cat save each other in Afghanistan You will love this story

U.S. solider and stray cat save each other in Afghanistan You will love this story

Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott risked his life while serving in Afghanistan, but it’s the risk he took for a cat named Koshka that’s getting him attention these days. Knott met Koshka on base in the Maiwand District of Afghanistan, where the feline worked as the unofficial mouse catcher. But despite his service, Koshka wasn’t always taken care of. "He was showing some signs that people weren't taking very good care of him," Knott told CBS affiliate WBTV . “I found paint in his fur a couple of times. And then people took clippers and shaved his back.” Concerned for the cat, Knott made room for Koshka in his office, even though soldiers aren’t allowed to have pets. Then, on Dec. 8, 2011, a suicide bomber targeted a military convoy near Knott’s base and killed two of the soldier’s friends. Knott said he was struck by depression and was crying in his office when Koshka came to comfort...

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