Police are trying to identify a baby boy left abandoned in a cardboard box meant for a homeless cat. While they search for the babies parents, the cat, named Masha, who appears to be expecting herself, is being treated like a heroine for taking care of the baby in sub zero temperatures.
RT reports : 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, who – after having found a new soul in misery, warmed up the baby and was worried to let him go.
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 furry feline has been living in the apartment block for three years, fed and petted by its residents. The day when she found an unexpected guest in her box was a freezing one, but the baby was very warm, according to the woman, who first discovered the abandoned boy.
“She has been keeping the baby warm for several hours and meowing to call for help,” she told Ruptly video agency.
The woman, who turned 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.
The cat then sat for hours on the road by the house waiting for the car to return and bring him back, neighbors said.