ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke animal shelter is caring for 13 overheated and dehydrated felines — all but one of whom are kittens — after first responders found them abandoned Tuesday evening.

According to Angels of Assisi, a local fire department found the mama cat and the kittens in a parking lot while responding to an unrelated call on Tuesday, May 17. However, two of the kittens were already dead.

The shelter tells WFXR News that crews had to go to another call, so one of the firefighters’ sons rushed the felines to Angels of Assisi because he knew they needed urgent medical care.

In addition to the mama cat — whose temperature was 105 degrees — there are reportedly 12 surviving kittens, who appear to be from two separate litters.

Angels of Assisi says its medical team assessed the kittens and provided necessary care, including subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics, and intestinal parasite treatment.

However, two of those kittens were in such rough shape that Angels of Assisi’s veterinary technician brought them home to provide them with round-the-clock care.

“Keep your fingers crossed for these cuties, as they have a long road ahead,” Angels of Assisi wrote on Facebook Tuesday night.

As of 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 23 people have donated a total of $575 to support the cats’ care. If you would like to make a contribution, click here.