Kittens Bring The New York Subway Service, Our Melted Hearts, To A Halt

Arthur and August were rescued and have been put up for adoption.

1. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended subway service on the B and Q lines for nearly two hours yesterday in search for two kittens who were spotted on the tracks at Church Ave in Brooklyn.

MTA

NYCT Subway Service

@NYCTSubwayScoop

Photo of Kitten on Coney Island-bound tracks at Church Ave which caused delays, service suspensions on #B #Q http://t.co/OH8oBZniKK

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The kittens were seen on the third track at around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. The MTA immediately cut power to the third rail which carries 600 volts of electricity, halting service along the B and Q lines as MTA workers went on a search-and-rescue operation for the two kitties.


John

@paellacook

@Jane_WI RT @NBCLA: Kittens halt NYC subway for an hour after they run onto tracks. http://t.co/3kdf5tBQ7X

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Brooklyn subway halts for kittens 2 felines cause 2 hours delay. Riders not amused http://t.co/KYMFkrtt1R

— CBC Top Stories (@CBCNews)

CBC Top Stories

@CBCNews

Brooklyn subway halts for kittens 2 felines cause 2 hours delay. Riders not amused http://t.co/KYMFkrtt1R

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7. Service was restored an hour and 24 minutes later, but the kittens were not rescued until 6:30 p.m. They were found in the same spot where they had been first seen.

Great job by transit 32 officers for rescuing two scrappy kittens off the B line just before. #cats @nypost

— Lia Eustachewich (@liaeustach)

Lia Eustachewich

@liaeustach

Great job by transit 32 officers for rescuing two scrappy kittens off the B line just before. #cats @nypost

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Cat owner #NYPD Officer Jason Bolger, of Transit District 32, said he felt "relief and joy" after rescue

— Rebecca Harshbarger (@rebeccaugust)

Rebecca Harshbarger

@rebeccaugust

Cat owner #NYPD Officer Jason Bolger, of Transit District 32, said he felt “relief and joy” after rescue

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9. The four-week-old kittens were taken to the Animal Care and Control Center in Brooklyn where they were christened Arthur and August. They will be put on three-day hold in case they are claimed by their owner after which they will be up for adoption.

Subway in Brooklyn NY shut down yesterday for 2 hours as kittens wander onto tracks. Thankfully both were rescued:

— Shane (@LOcculta)

Shane

@LOcculta

Subway in Brooklyn NY shut down yesterday for 2 hours as kittens wander onto tracks. Thankfully both were rescued:

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