Tomoko Nitta and her cat Koko receive an award at a police station in Toyama. Photo: Kyodo Tomoko Nitta and her cat Koko receive an award at a police station in Toyama. Photo: Kyodo
Tomoko Nitta and her cat Koko receive an award at a police station in Toyama. Photo: Kyodo

Koko the cat helped save man stuck in a canal. Now she’s a local hero in Japan

  • Five people managed to lift the man out of canal after being alerted by cat who acted strangely
  • Police chief said ‘bonds among local residents, including the cat, saved a man’s life’

Topic |   Japan
Tomoko Nitta and her cat Koko receive an award at a police station in Toyama. Photo: Kyodo Tomoko Nitta and her cat Koko receive an award at a police station in Toyama. Photo: Kyodo
Tomoko Nitta and her cat Koko receive an award at a police station in Toyama. Photo: Kyodo
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