LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Monday afternoon, the Kentucky Humane Society received a surprise delivery: two boxes containing 11 abandoned cats and kittens.

According to the society's blog, a staff member found the containers taped shut in front of a locked door at the main facility at 241 Steedly Drive.

"The first box contained a gray mother cat, whom we named Queenie, and six young kittens," the blog states. "The second box had a male cat with three older kittens. We named the adult cat Prince."

The Kentucky Humane Society says it's fortunate that the animals survived.

"While the person who abandoned the cats had tried to poke holes in the plastic container, none of the holes actually penetrated the walls, leaving the cats with no airflow," the blog continues. "Heat rolled out of the container as we cut it open. However, we were relieved to see that all the cats survived their time in these makeshift ovens and appear to be healthy."

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