Kittens That Halted Subways In Brooklyn Up For Adoption

Arthur And August Looking For A New Home Together

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.”

Kittens That Halted Subways In Brooklyn Up For Adoption

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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