Subway Kittens Up for Adoption

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Arthur and August gained fame as the Subway Kittens when they shut down mass transit service to part of Brooklyn, NY on August 29. Train service was halted as transit workers searched for the pair after bystanders and rescuers filmed and photographed them running around on the tracks that morning.

Rescued several hours later, the kittens were transferred to the stewardship of the NYC ACC and were placed in foster care with Steve Liu, who featured them, along with his other fosters, at his Scratching Pad Tumblr site.

It’s been more than six weeks since their rescue and the kittens have been neutered, placed at the Manhattan ACC center and made available for adoption, with the stipulation that they must be remain together. ACC expects to receive a large number of applications for the kittens.

Richard Gentles from the ACC is quoted in the Daily News saying, “They really are bonded and love being together, and that’s why we want them adopted into the same home.”

Gentles said the ideal home will have no children or older children.

The NYC ACC wrote at Facebook on Friday :  “If you’re interested in adopting, please email [email protected] And remember, AC&C has many great kittens and wonderful older cats in need of loving homes. Visit our Care Centers or view available animals online” HERE.

The agency also hopes the Subway Kittens’ fame will encourage people to become foster caregivers for the city’s displaced pets. You can find more about the foster program HERE.

See our earlier post on the story from August 29, Kittens That Disrupted Brooklyn NY Subway Service are Safely Removed from Tracks




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Arthur’s Got the Magic Touch: video by Steve Liu
“Checked on the kittens a few hours after their Colbert Report debut. Found Arthur on the marshmallow bed giving Ralph some TLC.”






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