Hero dog honored on Long Island

June 8, 2011 6:16:19 PM PDT
There was a special honor on Long Island for a dog that proved she's woman's best friend.

In January, Sasha barked and jumped until her owner looked out the window and noticed an elderly neighbor had fallen in the snow and couldn't get up.

Wednesday, the North Shore Animal League awarded Sasha the "2011 Scarlett Award for Heroism." The award is in honor of a cat that saved six kittens from a burning building.