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Russian cat 'saves' baby abandoned in stairwell

A cat named Masha has been hailed a hero in the Russian city of Obninsk, after being found with an abandoned baby.

The boy, who is now being cared for in hospital, was found with a bag containing a change of clothes, nappies, and a bottle of baby milk.

Locals have credited the cat with keeping the baby warm in cold conditions, before the pet's owner came across them both,

Trystan Young reports.

  • 20 Jan 2015
  • From the section Europe
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