Hero cat gets an award

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April 12, 2010 5:11:32 AM PDT
Schnautzie the cat is a hero and now has an award to prove it.

Schnautzie's owner was awakened by the feline during a gas leak in her home.

Trudy Guy says Schnautzie was her on chest and tapping her nose.

Guy heard a roaring sound and found a gas pipe outside the bathroom had broken above the shut-off valve.

She says firefighters told her the house could have blown up.

Over the weekend, Schnautzie received the Purple Paw award from the Great Falls, Mont., Animal Foundation.