A cat from the town of Obninsk, Russia, became a celebrity. The photo of the cat appeared in many Russia and foreign publications after the feline saved the baby boy, whom his mother abandoned in a box on the stairwell. The cat was warming the baby and meowing loudly for several hours trying to attract people's attention to the abandoned baby.
Currently, the police of the Kaluga region are trying to find the boy's parents. The website of the regional Department of the Interior Ministry published photos of children's clothes, which were neatly stacked in the box next to the child.
According to officials, the boy is only 1.5-3 months old. The baby was taken to the hospital, where doctors examined him and found that the boy was fine. "This is a wonderful child, he is a very calm boy, he eats and sleeps well and hardly ever cries," a doctor said.
According to local media, the cat named Mashka became very attached to the child. The cat was being very nervous when the baby was being taken away. She was chasing the ambulance vehicle for a while afterwards.
The cat lives in an apartment building in Obninsk. A tenant of the building, Nadezhda Makhovikova, heard the loud meowing and went to see what was happening.
"I thought Mashka was fighting with a male cat. I went to the sound of the meowing and found a box with a baby in it. It was cold on the stairwell, but the child was warm. The boy was even hot on a side - the cat was warming him very well. The boy was dressed well too. He was in a very good winter suit and warm flannel shirts. Those who left him there even put a hat on the boy's head, but they did not leave a note," Nadezhda said.
"He was a very nice, clean and beautiful boy. His mother put a bag in the box, in which I found a feeding bottle, several diapers and a soother. Something might have happened in her life, if she decided to do such a thing. I called the police and the doctors. While I was waiting for them to arrive, Mashka was near all the time, and she was trying to lick the baby," the lady said.
According to most recent reports, the baby boy is absolutely healthy. Many people in Russia and abroad have expressed a wish to adopt the baby. According to police officers, if the child's parents do not appear to take the boy, he will be accommodated in a foster family, Vesti.Ru reports.
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