April 15, 2006
German cat 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."
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.