MOSCOW, Jan 16 — A homeless cat in Russia has won praise for caring and keeping warm a baby boy abandoned in a chilly entrance-way.
The story took place in the town of Obninsk in the Kaluga region, where the baby was abandoned in the entrance-way to an apartment block and left lying on the floor on Saturday, a day when temperatures were several degrees centigrade below zero.
A local cat by the name of Masha that lived in a cardboard box in the hallway “warmed the baby for several hours with her body,” TV Zvezda channel reported Thursday.
After hearing loud cries, one of the residents opened her front door and spotted the baby on the floor, with the cat sitting beside it, licking it and trying to warm it, TV Zvezda reported.
“The residents are certain, if the cat hadn’t taken care of it, the baby wouldn’t have had a chance,” the channel’s anchor said.