Hero cat saves abandoned baby

A stray cat has been credited with saving the life of a newborn baby abandoned in the streets of Russia, local media reports.

The little boy, who is only a few months old, was found in a cardboard box left at the entrance to an apartment block in the town of Obninsk, in the Kaluga region.

The temperature at the time he was found was several degrees below zero.


Masha, a local long-haired tabby cat reportedly climbed into the box and snuggled up to the infant to keep him warm.

Residents found the baby after they heard loud cries coming from the buildings stairwell.

Newborn baby found abandoned in Russia. Source: Ruptly TV - YouTube
Newborn baby found abandoned in Russia. Source: Ruptly TV - YouTube

Paramedic Vera Ivanina told Russia's REN TV Masha ran after their vehicle when they took the little boy away in an ambulance.

“She was so worried about where we were taking the baby,” she said.

“She ran right behind us, meowing.”

The baby was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is reported to be fit and healthy.

Police are still searching for the boy's mother.

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