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Brooklyn Couple Adopts NYC’s Famous Subway Kittens

Arthur & August Find Home Nearly 2 Months After Wreaking Havoc On Subway
Subway Kittens, Arthur and August, with their new owners Katherine and Keith. (credit: Animal Care & Control)

Subway Kittens, Arthur and August, with their new owners Katherine and Keith. (credit: Animal Care & Control)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Arthur and August, the two stray kittens that brought subway trains to a screeching halt in Brooklyn over the summer, have been adopted.

The two have found a permanent home with Katherine and Keith, a married couple from Brooklyn.

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

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.

Katherine and Keith welcomed the kittens to their new home on Monday, just days after it was announced that the 4-month-old felines were finally up for adoption.

Katherine has been posting pictures and updates about the kittens on her Twitter page.

“They’re so much fun already,” she wrote Wednesday. “We can’t wait to see what they get up to.”

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