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Kittens That Halted Subways In Brooklyn Up For Adoption

Arthur And August Looking For A New Home Together
Subway kittens Arthur (left) and August are ready for adoption. (credit: Animal Care and Control)

Subway kittens Arthur (left) and August are ready for adoption. (credit: Animal Care and Control)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two stray kittens that brought subway trains to a screeching halt in Brooklyn over the summer are ready to be adopted.

Officials with Animal Care and Control of NYC said the 4-month-old felines, now named Arthur and August, need a home together.

“They’re doing really, really well,” Animal Care and Control’s Richard Gentles told 1010 WINS on Friday. “They are finally ready to be adopted into a loving, permanent home and because they are bonded, we would like to keep them together so we would want them adopted into the same home.”

The two have been in a foster home since September after wreaking havoc in the subway system back on Aug. 29.

NYC Transit released this photo of a kitten on the B/Q tracks which caused a service disruption. (credit: NYC Transit)

NYC Transit released this photo of a kitten on the B/Q tracks which caused a service disruption. (credit: NYC Transit)

Service was suspended for two hours on the B and Q lines in Brooklyn after transit workers cut power to the line as crews tried to catch the kittens.

A photo from the scene showed one of them perilously close to the dangerous, high-voltage third rail. Two police officers eventually caught the kittens and brought them to Animal Care and Control in Brooklyn.

Both Arthur and August are playful and sweet but still a bit shy, Gentles said.

“When they get into a home they might take little time to warm up, but I think they’re going to be looking forward to getting settled into a home they can call their own,” he said.

Subway kittens Arthur (left) and August. (credit: Animal Care and Control)

Subway kittens Arthur (left) and August. (credit: Animal Care and Control)

If you would like to adopt Arthur and August, email adoption@nycacc.org or visit nycacc.org/Adopt.htm.

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