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Hero Cat Saves Baby by Cuddling Up to It in a Box in Freezing Cold

By    |   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 06:38 AM

A stray cat in Russia is being called a hero for saving a baby abandoned in a cardboard box in freezing temperatures by cuddling up to the infant and keeping the boy warm until they were found.

Residents in the city of Obninsk, about 60 miles from Moscow, said the stray cat named Masha lived in a cardboard box in the hallway of an apartment building, according to news service Agence France-Presse. The infant was left abandoned last Saturday in Masha's box in sub-freezing temperatures, witnesses told TV Zvezda per AFP.

The furry cat "warmed the baby for several hours with her body." After hearing the baby's cries, the building's residents found the cat licking the child and trying to keep it warm.

"The residents are certain, if the cat hadn't taken care of it, the baby wouldn't have had a chance," TV Zvezda reported.

One woman who found a bag with baby food and diapers nearby, said she was impressed by the caring nature of the cat and how concerned it seemed about the baby, according to RT.com.

"When an ambulance worker took the baby to bring him into the car, the cat followed him and pitifully meowed," the woman said, adding that the cat tried to jump into the ambulance.

The baby was taken to an Obninsk hospital where doctors estimated that he was about 12 weeks old and healthy, according to RT.com.

"We have received a lot of feedback from sympathizing residents, who are willing to help and ask if any food, toys and other things are needed," said a pediatric nurse at the hospital.

Authorities are attempting to find the infant's parents.

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