The New York Daily News (and many other outlets) reported that last week, a couple of teensy weensy kittens were spotted on the tracks of the Brooklyn B & Q lines in New York City. Compassionate Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers worried about the safety of the cats, who were playing close to the treacherous, high voltage third rail and in harm’s way. The MTA workers quickly halted train service so they could get the kitties to safety.
Subway passenger (and obvious cat lover!) Sandra Polel told the New York Daily News,“The announcer said it had to stop to rescue some cats. I didn’t mind. I wanted to get home, but I also wanted the kittens to be safe.”
Those ornery little kitties didn’t want to be captured, though. Transit workers and cops tried for a couple of hours to catch the little babies to no avail. Eventually MTA had to get the trains running again but carefully keeping watch for the little cats.
Fortunately for the kittens, they reappeared later in the day and were safely captured and taken to the Brooklyn Animal Care Shelter where they were named August and Arthur, checked out by a vet. According to a NY Daily News follow up story, the sweet duo will soon be available for adoption.
Whew, these guys were sure lucky. And kudos to the MTA and NYPD for their fast action!
What do you think about this story? Were you surprised?