One Year Old Homeless Boy Saved By Stray Cats

December 21, 2008

Argentina (ChattahBox) – In an amazing story of the nurturing instinct of animals, a one year old homeless boy who had been missing for days in the streets of Misiones, Argentina in the frozen weather of winter was kept warm and alive by a collection of stray cats.

The cats had clustered around him, keeping him warm as he slept, bringing him scraps of food to feed him, and protecting him from harm. The police officer who finally found him, several days after he had been missing, was amazed.

“The boy was lying at the bottom of a gutter. There were all these cats on top of him licking him because he was really dirty,” Police Officer Lorean Lindgvist told newspapers. “When I walked over they became really protective and spat at me. They were keeping the boy warm while he slept.”

The boy’s father is still missing, but the boy is alive and well, thanks to his furry friends.


2 Responses to “One Year Old Homeless Boy Saved By Stray Cats”

  1. Chris Wood on December 21st, 2008 6:37 pm

    Isn’t it summer right now in Argentina? Something’s fishy about this…

  2. Yosef Gilboa on December 23rd, 2008 6:12 am

    Another urban legend being circulated by the world press. This story has already appeared in the Jerusalem Post, quoted from the London Telegraph!

    I just checked the current temperatures in summery Misiones. Lows are mild mid-20’s (centigrade). However, it looks like it rains every day.

    In the Jerusalem Post, the homeless father, who was finally located by the police, is quoted as saying that cats have always protected his infant son?!

    So who has been feeding the infant? Do his stray cat “parents” bring him tidbits from the garbage cans, or has he been trained to live on mice?

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