Would you believe it if you heard a cat saved a baby from freezing to death? Unbelievable, right? Well, a cat in Russia, Masha, did exactly that.
Animals seem to have this unique ability to tell when something isn’t quite right. We see countless examples of this on a day to day basis. With these examples, we see just how amazing our pets are. The hero in this story, Masha, lived on the cold streets in Russia for most of her life.
Lucky for her, many kind people live in Masha’s neighborhood. Often, they give her food and even let her in on cold nights.
One 68-year-old woman Irna lives in Masha’s neighborhood. As Irna threw out her trash one day, she heard a strange noise. Catching her attention, the noise seemed to come from the basement. She recognized the sound of a cat’s meow. Immediately concerned of Masha, she ran down her stairs.
However, what she discovered in her cold cellar seemed completely unimaginable. She saw an abandoned cardboard box. Next to it, she saw Masha. After calling authorities, they determined the baby boy, about 12-weeks-old, layed for several hours.
Glad to have Masha, the baby stayed warm because of her lying next to him. Basically, the heat from Masha’s body saved the boy from freezing to death. Rushing the boy to the hospital, the cat tried to race the ambulance as they drove away.
“She was so worried about where we were taking the baby. Masha ran right behind us, miaowing. She was really a rational creature,” ambulance driver Vera Ivanina recalled.
They also said the cat waited for hours in the same spot for the ambulance’s return.
Luckily, the boy recovered very well and seems healthy now.
“She (Masha) is very calm and friendly, so when I heard her mewling, I at first thought she might have hurt herself. But clearly, it was just her maternal instincts taking over and she wanted to protect the child,” said Irna Lavora.