Masha the Miracle Kitty


Abby Spencer, Staff Writer

A baby in Obninsk, Russia was abandoned and left in the below freezing temperatures. However, he now has a homeless cat to thank for saving his life. The cat, Masha, who curled around the infant for several hours to keep him warm, lives in a box outside a nearby apartment complex. After hearing the cries from a baby and the cat, residents discovered a 12 week old infant lying on the floor of the apartment entry. Irina Lavrova, and Obninsk city resident said,  “[Masha] is very placid and friendly, so when I heard her meowing, I thought that perhaps she had injured herself”. Lavrova was shocked when she saw the cat laying next to an infant. The baby was rushed to a nearby hospital and declared healthy; according to a hospital spokesperson, “The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha … he was not damaged by the experience”. Lavrova suggested that Masha’s “mothering instincts” are what led the cat to protect the infant.