Russian cat saves baby abandoned in box in freezing cold

Some animals are saints, i.e., holy.

This is a story about a holy street cat named Masha.

Masha found a 12-week-old baby boy abandoned in a cardboard box, with a few nappies and some baby food, on an icy street in Obninsk, Russia.

The city of Obninsk is 62 miles southwest of Moscow, where it is 1ºC temperature today, January 2.

So Masha got in the box, snuggled the baby and and kept him warm from the bitter cold.

Masha even tried to get on the ambulance that was taking the baby to a hospital, where he was declared fit and healthy.

According to the New York Post, Jan. 15, 2015, Masha is a “communal cat who is looked after by local residents,” which means she is homeless.

Obninsk city resident Irina Lavrova said Masha meowed to get the attention of a passerby:

“She [Masha] is very placid and friendly, so when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself. 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. Everyone in the block is very proud of her. We have all spoiled her rotten by giving her her favorite food.”

A hospital spokesman told Central European News that “The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha … he was not damaged by the experience.” .

Good cat!

See also these other animal saints:

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV


20 responses to “Russian cat saves baby abandoned in box in freezing cold

  1. If Only Humans could be so Kind to One-Another..!!

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  2. Kitty was trying to keep herself warm but saved the baby by doing so.


  3. Masha and her maternal instinct to protect a baby, glorious! While the godless, malevolent, heartless beast is able to conceive, How can a woman carry a child for nine months and then dump that precious bundle to die in the cold? In the end, she will pay!

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  4. Residents should adopt the cat and give her a nice warm home….

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  5. wonderful and heartwarming story…God used Masha to protect one of His little ones so people could see and spread the story and, thus, reveal His glory.

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    • True George . . . I must admit, I had the same thought. Although, she is a communal cat, and everyone feeds her treats. I would think she might want to have a warm, dry place out of the elements. Someone really should take her in at least during the night time hours. She probably still wants some time out doors.

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    • MomOfIV . . . . I totally agree with you. God did indeed, send this creature to protect the life of this infant. After all, he need not send one of his actual angels, when there are creatures here on Earth, that can carry out the duties of an angel. And this cat played the part admirably. She was more than equipped by the fact that she had fur to keep the baby warm and alive, until she could get the attention of the humans who were around.

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    • Mom, Amén!

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  6. We don’t know that the mother abandoned the baby herself or what the circumstances were. The cats maternal instinct kicked in and cared for the babys warmth, then knew enough to not leave the infant but instead draw attention to the infants location. I hope somehow they let the cat know the baby is alright.
    Being as she is a native russian cat its silly to try and bring her to america. She would hate it as her body is built for the much colder russian climate.

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    • Masha is homeless. Adjusting to life in America would be far preferable to living on handouts in Obninsk’s sub-freezing streets.

      Regardless, it’s a moot issue because I can’t find the mayor’s email address to ask if Masha is still alive.

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  7. Halel YHWH! Halel Yahshuah! Thank you father for guiding your creature to save this little one.

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  8. I think that God had a hand on placing that baby there close to that cat. Bless them both and may they both find a warm home and security.

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  9. God bless Masha and the baby. People rarely seem to realize how truly loving felines can be to those who love them, and they have a distinct perception of those who are hurting.

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