"It was a pretty brutally cold day of snow here," Sharon Harvey, president and CEO of the Cleveland Animal Protective League (CAPL), tells The Dodo. "The way the temperatures dropped, if they were left out overnight, I seriously doubt they would survive."
Instead, the woman reported the parcel's quivering contents to the police. Soon after that, the Cleveland Animal Protective League got the call.
"Because it was so frigid and we had no idea what their condition was, we wanted to make sure to get them in as quickly as possible," Harvey says. "We sent a staff member out who picked them up, and brought them in. Our veterinary team gave them an immediate exam."