Hero cat rescues and saves baby abandoned in the street by climbing in the box to keep it warm in freezing conditions [Video]

There are heart-warming stories even in Russia these days. A communal cat named Masha found an abandoned baby near a trash bin in a box. Her mothering instincts kicked in and she crawled in the box to keep the infant warm with her long hair and body heat. Then she meowed up a storm until someone came and noticed that there was a baby in need of rescuing here. Masha is my kind of hero. The baby owes her life to the kitty that seems to belong to an entire community and is adored. Now the neighborhood celebrates the feline who saved a baby boy’s life and who definitely earned being spoiled for the rest of her days.

From the Mirror:

As well as using its long hair and body heat to protect the three-month old tot from sub-zero temperatures, the moggy also raised the alarm by constantly meowing.

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A long-haired tabby cat has been hailed a hero after finding an abandoned baby in a street and climbing in the box he had been left in to protect him from the cold.

As well as making sure the three-month-old didn’t freeze to death, the moggy raised the alarm by crying out to make people aware of the boy’s presence.

Irina Lavrova, 68, who lives near to where the tot was dumped in Obinsk, Russia, was throwing out rubbish when she heard Masha the cat meowing near the bins.

She went over to check Masha – a communal cat – was all right, and could not believe her eyes when she saw the baby boy lying among next to the moggy.

“Masha is a communal cat who everyone takes turns in looking after,” she said.

“She is very placid and friendly so when I heard her mewing I thought that perhaps she had injured herself because normally she would have come and said hello to me.

“You can imagine my shock when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby.

“Clearly her mothering instincts had taken over and she wanted to protect the child.

“He was well-dressed with a little hat and whoever left him here had even left a few nappies and some baby food.”

The baby boy was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was given a check up and declared fit and healthy.

A hospital spokesman said: “The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha and the child’s clothing he was not damaged by the experience.”

Now residents in the area have hailed Masha a hero.

Irina said: “Everyone in the block is very proud of her and we have all spoilt her rotten by giving her her favourite food.”

A police spokesman said officers were looking into the case and had launched a search for the baby’s mother.

I know whoever left the baby clothed him well and left food, but shame on them. There had to be a better way. I would have and still would give my life for my children in a heart beat. I hope this little boy is adopted by a loving family and I hope Masha is made royalty the rest of her days. Beautiful and brave, she is truly a saint in fur. Sometimes cats are my human than humans.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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