Rescued Subway Kitties, Arthur and August, Getting "Much-Needed TLC": ACC

Service was suspended for about an hour on the B and Q lines when the kittens ran on the tracks last week

Monday, Sep 2, 2013  |  Updated 9:26 AM EDT
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Two kittens got loose on subway tracks in Brooklyn, and the MTA suspended service on two of its lines around lunchtime as workers in reflective vests tried to corral the felines, witnesses and officials said.

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Two kittens got loose on subway tracks in Brooklyn, and the MTA suspended service on two of its lines around lunchtime as workers in reflective vests tried to corral the felines, witnesses and officials said.

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The pair of kittens that shut down subway service in Brooklyn last week when they ran onto the tracks and frolicked there for almost an hour will be cared for at a foster home before they're put up for adoption, officials say. 

The 8-week-old kittens, named Arthur and August by their rescuers, forced the MTA to halt trains on two lines for about an hour Thursday as they raced up and down the tracks near the third rail at the B/Q Church Avenue station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 

The MTA shut off power to the area so workers could go down and try to coax the kittens into carrying cases. The frisky kitties were later rescued and transferred to an Animal Care and Control foster home. 

An ACC spokesman said Arthur and August will receive "much-needed TLC" and socialization at the foster home, then be put up for adoption in a few weeks.

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