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    Two kittens close a Brooklyn subway

    Hi PT friends -

    Yesterday morning around 11:00, two kittens were seen running along the tracks of a Brooklyn subway station. The power to the rails was shut off and the station was closed while two transit workers and a police officer went down with carriers trying to safely catch 8 week old Arthur and August. We all know what it's like trying to catch a kitten that doesn't want to be caught. The kittens kept eluding their rescuers by darting in and out from under the tracks. The station was reopened about 2 hours later and a warning was sent to all subway operators to go through the station slowly and watch for them. The station was shut down again later in the afternoon and a group of transit workers made another rescue attempt. It took some time but the kittens were seen darting under a track. One of the transit workers was still wearing his work gloves so he reached under the track and was able to get both of them. Both were put in carriers and taken to a shelter where they're being cared for. From there, Arthur and August will be taken to another shelter where they'll be socialized and hopefully be up for adoption in a few weeks.

    A very special thank you to the kind hearted transit workers who did so much to save these beautiful kittens. Here's hoping they both find loving furever homes far away from the subway.
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    I saw that on the news last night and thought to myself - what a wonderful and heartwarming story. If only there were more caring people like that in the world.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    I saw that on the news last night and thought to myself - what a wonderful and heartwarming story. If only there were more caring people like that in the world.................
    Amen to that, Ellie!

    Right now the primary race for mayor of New York City is in full swing. In today's Daily News one of the candidates said he would never shut a subway down for a kitten - this candidate is the former head of the MTA. Each of the other candidates said they would have done the same thing.
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    What a great story and with a happy ending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momcat View Post
    Amen to that, Ellie!

    Right now the primary race for mayor of New York City is in full swing. In today's Daily News one of the candidates said he would never shut a subway down for a kitten - this candidate is the former head of the MTA. Each of the other candidates said they would have done the same thing.
    Well, guess who might as well drop out of the race right now? At least the other candidates show they have a heart!

    I read the story earlier today - what cuties! I see they weren't named after the two subway routes that were shut down - probably just as well!
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    I heard about this on the news Good for the Brooklyn subway!
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    This is a good reason to shut down the subway. Those silly kittens need to stay home!
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    What a great story! So glad this happened and the kittens are safe.

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    what a scary time for those poor babies but at least a happy ending, I hope the find loving homes.
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