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Subway Kittens Ready for Forever Home

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 02:50 PM

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subway kittens Arthur and August (Animal Care & Control of NYC)

The so-called subway kittens -- who caused train service to be briefly halted in Brooklyn earlier this year -- are now old enough to be adopted. But get in line: the duo already have a long list of suitors.

New York's Animal Care & Control, which is sheltering the cats, calls the pair "arguably the most famous kittens in New York City history" and describes them as "playful and sweet kittens, whose trouble-making days aren’t entirely behind them (though the trouble they’re up to now is on a much smaller scale than the kind that made headlines over the summer)."

Arthur/NYAC&C

Those headlines came in August, when the two kittens were seen on the tracks of the Church Avenue station. Service was suspended for two hours while a rescue effort was mounted. Eventually, the cats were corralled and fostered for several week in Brooklyn.

But reputation as escape artists be damned: as of Friday afternoon, a spokesman for New York's Animal Care & Control said nearly 40 people had inquired about the pair.

August/NYAC&C

Those interested in adopting both Arthur and August—the AC&C says the pair must be adopted together—are encouraged to email adoption@nycacc.org. And if they're not available, the shelter says "there are currently many other kittens and older cats who need loving homes."

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Comments [3]

jessica from nyc

Sweet story, but please, somebody, loosen their collars! Better yet, take them off altogether! Thank you!

Oct. 21 2013 12:49 PM
peggykschunk@verizon.net from Hawthorne, NJ

Once in a blue moon a story comes along with true compassion
warming the heart and restoring faith in mankind- here it is.
Thank you to all who saved these lives.

Oct. 20 2013 12:32 AM
William Hays

You could send them to be if Amtrak allowed pets in their baggage cars. Dunno if I could afford Asahi for August. Will he drink PBR?

Oct. 19 2013 07:44 PM

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