He’s a battle-tested, decorated army sergeant who risked his life to protect our country. But it’s a more personal risk he took that’s getting a lot of attention. Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott rescued his cat, Koshka, while serving in Afghanistan. “He was showing some signs that people weren’t taking very good care of him,” Staff Sgt. Knotts said.
Knotts was crying in his office when Koshka came over and crawled in his lap. :I’d lost hope in myself. I’d lost faith. Then all of a sudden this cat came over and it was like ‘hey, you are you,’” Knotts said. In that moment, Knotts says he realized Koshka could not stay in Afghanistan.
Unable to get the cat on a military convoy, a local interpreter bravely said he’d take the cat to Kabul. If the Taliban caught the Afghan doing an American a favor, it could mean death. “The risk to him was immense,” Knotts said.
“He was my saving grace,” Knotts said. “He kept me alive during that tour.”
Glad this kitty was able to provide comfort for this soldier during a rough time. Loves the happy ending!