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Old 04-15-06, 09:00 AM   #1
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Cat in Germany saves newborn baby's life

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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.

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Old 04-15-06, 09:16 AM   #2
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I'm sure the cat just wanted food or something. The baby was just a coincidence.
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Old 04-15-06, 09:54 AM   #3
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Baby war in Bettlaken eingewickelt
Katze rettet ausgesetzten Säugling


Köln (ddp-nrw). Eine Katze hat am Donnerstag in Köln einen ausgesetzten Säugling möglicherweise vor einer lebensbedrohlichen Unterkühlung bewahrt. Am frühen Morgen hörte ein Bewohner eines Hauses im Stadtteil Höhenhaus lautes Miauen vor dem Gebäude. Als der 35-Jährige daraufhin die Haustür öffnete, fand er ein Bettlaken, in das ein männlicher Säugling eingewickelt war. Da er keine Personen in der Umgebung bemerkte, nahm er das Neugeborene mit ins Haus und verständigte den Rettungsdienst.

Nach Angaben eines Polizeisprechers ist das erst wenige Stunden alte Baby vermutlich bewusst vor dem beleuchteten Wohnhaus abgelegt worden, damit der Junge frühzeitig gefunden werden konnte. Das Kind war nach Einschätzung des Notarztes nur leicht unterkühlt, ansonsten aber gesund. Es wird in einer Kölner Kinderklinik behandelt. Die Ermittlungen zur Mutter des Neugeborenen dauern an.
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Old 04-15-06, 09:56 AM   #4
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I'm sure the cat just wanted food or something. The baby was just a coincidence.
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Old 04-15-06, 10:10 AM   #5
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If the cat was actually meowing because of the baby, it probaby had more to do with it being afraid or annoyed by it. Either that or it was merely a coincidence and the cat was meowing for some other reason.

I highly doubt the cat was concerned for the baby's welfare.
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Old 04-15-06, 10:18 AM   #6
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I believe the story because Animals do things like this all the time.
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Old 04-15-06, 10:58 AM   #7
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If it was a female cat, it may very well have realized that the infant needed care. I have had mother animals that understood what babies were in other species. I suspect the loud meowing was "Hey, you idiots, you left your baby outside! Dammit, I can't feed this thing!"

I once had a dog that would try to mother anything immature. Kittens, ducklings, small children... she knew.
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Old 04-15-06, 11:31 AM   #8
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Baby war in Bettlaken eingewickelt
Katze rettet ausgesetzten Säugling


Köln (ddp-nrw). Eine Katze hat am Donnerstag in Köln einen ausgesetzten Säugling möglicherweise vor einer lebensbedrohlichen Unterkühlung bewahrt. Am frühen Morgen hörte ein Bewohner eines Hauses im Stadtteil Höhenhaus lautes Miauen vor dem Gebäude. Als der 35-Jährige daraufhin die Haustür öffnete, fand er ein Bettlaken, in das ein männlicher Säugling eingewickelt war. Da er keine Personen in der Umgebung bemerkte, nahm er das Neugeborene mit ins Haus und verständigte den Rettungsdienst.

Nach Angaben eines Polizeisprechers ist das erst wenige Stunden alte Baby vermutlich bewusst vor dem beleuchteten Wohnhaus abgelegt worden, damit der Junge frühzeitig gefunden werden konnte. Das Kind war nach Einschätzung des Notarztes nur leicht unterkühlt, ansonsten aber gesund. Es wird in einer Kölner Kinderklinik behandelt. Die Ermittlungen zur Mutter des Neugeborenen dauern an.
Even though I have German blood... translated for the German impaired

A cat has preserved on Thursday in Cologne a put out baby possibly from a life-menacing undercooling. In the early morning an inhabitant of a house in the part of town height house heard loud meow before the building. When the 35-year-old opened as a result the front door, he found a sheet in which a male baby was wrapped. Because he noted no persons in the surroundings, he took the newborn child with in the house and informed the rescue service.

According to a police speaker the baby only old few hours has been presumably filed consciously before the illuminated residential building, so that the boy could be found untimely. The child was only easily undercooled according to appraisal of the emergency doctor, otherwise, however, healthy. It is treated in a Cologne pediatric clinic. The inquiries to the mother of the newborn child continue.


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Old 04-15-06, 12:22 PM   #10
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Whenever my baby son would fall and hurt himself or otherwise cry unusually, my cats would always come running to investigate and have a concerned look. When he would just normally cry as a baby, they kept their distance so I thought it was amazing that they seem to know the difference in the sound of his cries, whether he is genuinely hurt or not.
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Old 04-15-06, 12:43 PM   #12
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Old 04-15-06, 12:44 PM   #13
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Whenever my baby son would fall and hurt himself or otherwise cry unusually, my cats would always come running to investigate and have a concerned look. When he would just normally cry as a baby, they kept their distance so I thought it was amazing that they seem to know the difference in the sound of his cries, whether he is genuinely hurt or not.
That's cool. I figure domestic animals have been with us so long they're bound to pick up on signals we give.
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Old 04-15-06, 01:56 PM   #14
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Isn't the bigger story here: Why was there a baby on a doorstep in 0 degree weather? Police should question the cat to see if it saw anything since it's so smart.
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Old 04-15-06, 08:08 PM   #15
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The even bigger story: BAsed on the above translation, how the hell do Germans communicate effectively with anyone, ever?
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Old 04-15-06, 09:15 PM   #17
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Old 04-15-06, 09:52 PM   #18
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It takes a scumbag to abandon a baby on a doorstep but it takes a special kind of scum bag to not even ring the door bell before you run away.
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