Russian cat saves a baby – level 3

26-01-2015 07:00

A stray cat in Russia has been praised after saving the life of a baby boy who was abandoned in the hallway of an apartment block in the freezing cold.

Masha, the cat, attracted residents to the baby. He was found lying in a cardboard box at the foot of the stairs where the cat usually sleeps.

Local resident Nadesda said she thought that her own cat was being attacked by a male so rushed down to save her. She said when she went down, she saw a baby crying in her cat’s box.

The boy, who was just a few months old, was rushed straight to hospital in an ambulance closely followed by Masha.

Paramedics have described the cat as a very smart creature, as she was running after them and the baby whilst meowing, as he was rescued.

Authorities are now trying to find the baby’s parents and as for Masha – she has become a local celebrity – with offers of food and attention from the entire neighbourhood.

Difficult words: stray cat (a cat which is not kept at home), praise (to express respect), rush (to hurry), creature (animal).



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