After finding an abandoned baby boy on the street, Masha climbed into the box he had been dumped in to keep him warm.
Then, the caring momma cat got help by meowing non-stop to draw attention to the poor 3-month-old baby boy.
That’s when Irina Lavrova, a retired woman who lived nearby, had walked out to empty her trash when she heard Masha crying out loudly near the apartment complex’s trashcans.
She recognized Masha as a stray cat that she and her neighbors had begun taking care of, and she knew Masha was normally very calm and friendly.
Concerned for the kitty, Irina went to investigate, and that’s when she spied the kitty peeking at her from an abandoned box in the middle of the cans.
She walked closer, and was completely stunned. She could not believe her eyes when she looked inside the box and saw the baby boy lying there with Masha snuggled up next to him!
“You can imagine my shock when I saw her lying in a box next to a baby,” exclaimed Irina.
“Clearly her mothering instincts had taken over and she wanted to protect the child,” she added.
Quickly, Irina called an ambulance, and the infant was taken to hospital where he was given a check-up. Miraculously, doctors said the baby was unharmed.
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 local residents are treating Masha like the hero she is.
“Everyone in the block is very proud of her and we have all spoiled her rotten by giving her her favorite food.” Irina said. h/t: Yahoo News via godvine
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