April 15, 2006

Cat in Germany saves baby’s life

BERLIN (Reuters) - A cat saved the life of a newborn baby
abandoned on the doorstep of a Cologne house in the middle of
the night by meowing loudly until someone woke up, a police
spokesman said on Saturday.

"The cat is a hero," Cologne police spokesman Uwe Beier
said. "Its loud meowing got the attention of the homeowner and
saved the baby from suffering life-threatening hypothermia. The
homeowner opened door to see why the cat was making so much
noise and discovered the newborn."

Beier said the boy was taken to hospital at 5 a.m. on
Thursday, when overnight temperatures fell toward zero, and had
suffered only mild hypothermia. He said there was no indication
of what happened to the boy's mother.