Kittens at the Church Avenue subway station in Brooklyn via Marc A. Hermann
These two cuties stopped a lot of trains after being found in a Brooklyn subway station and rescued.
In Brooklyn, New York, yesterday two little lost kittens caused the subway system to come to a halt for nearly two hours after they were found on the tracks by Transit Authority workers.
At the Church Avenue station, commuters were kept waiting while the police and transit workers put a rescue mission into place.
The pair of kittens, named August and Arthur by Metropolitan Transit Authority workers, were first spotted at around 11 a.m. The initial plan to scoop up the black and tabby kitties failed because, according to an M.T.A. spokesperson, the kittens were too fast and kept dodging the M.T.A. workers on the tracks! (Power to the tracks was shut off.)
A frantic game of chase ensued! Via Marc A. Hermann
Subway cars on the B and Q lines finally resumed but were told to travel through the station at a slow and cautious speed. At one point, August and Arthur were spotted napping by the usually deadly third rail, oblivious to their dangerous surroundings.
The New York Police Department came on the scene and this time, two cops managed to grab the kittens after a panicky game of chase. They were taken to the nearby Brooklyn Animal Care Shelter for a thorough medical check-up. Assuming they pass their physicals, August and Arthur will be put up for adoption soon!
The New York City subway kittens have become overnight Internet sensations. One meme speculates that they avoided paying their fare by hopping a barrier. That means August and Arthur could be liable for fines up to $100 each.
But who could fine these two cuties?