‘Sandlot’ kittens rescued during snowstorm after being abandoned in box

CLEVELAND -- Four kittens named after "Sandlot" characters are looking for new homes after being abandoned in a box on the side of a Cleveland road during a snowstorm.

A woman found the kittens Thursday night, when temperatures were in the teens, and called police, according to Cleveland Animal Protective League President and CEO Sharon Harvey.

"If that wonderful woman hadn’t called the police to say 'What do I do,’ and brought them into her house, they wouldn’t have lasted long," Harvey said.

After receiving a call from police, a Cleveland APL team brought the tiny tabbies to their shelter to warm up and be evaluated.

"Thankfully – we had no idea how long they had been outside – their eyes were a little runny, maybe from the cold, but they checked out okay," Harvey said.