A baby boy not older than 12 weeks has been found in a box on a staircase in an apartment block in the Russian town of Obninsk. The box was meant for a cat named Masha, who – after having found a new soul in misery, warmed up the baby and was worried to let him go.
The cat is now hailed as a neighbourhood hero in the Russian city of Obninsk, days after she rescued an abandoned baby from sub-zero temperatures.
The baby in the cat box was discovered by one of the neighbors, who had heard what she thought to be loud meowing and rushed to rescue the cat from possible offenders.
The woman, who turned out to be a nurse, said she also found a bag with baby food and diapers. The boy was well and tidily dressed, she added.
But it was the baby’s new furry carer who was worried about the boy even after police and medics arrived. She kept close to the baby and didn’t want to let it go, the woman said. “When an ambulance worker took the baby to bring him into the car, the cat followed him and pitifully meowed,” she shared, also saying the four-pawed adoptive mother tried to jump into the ambulance to follow the boy.