Arthur the Subway Cat Returns Home Safe and Sound

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Image source: Facebook
Image source: Facebook

Arthur, the cat who shut down New York subway service two years ago when he and his brother escaped out onto the tracks, is home safe and sound after another adventure. He escaped from his Brooklyn home nearly a month ago through an open window, and has been on the run ever since.

Arthur and his brother, August, were just kittens when they interrupted the subway service. The MTA ultimately stopped all trains so that rescuers could get the kittens to safety. This caused major upheaval during the 2013 mayoral race when candidate Joe Lhota voiced his opinion that the trains should have kept running instead of the service interruption which kept the kittens safe.

Katherine Lynn and Keith Lubeley of Brooklyn adopted both Arthur and August after their impressive stunt. Lynn and Lubeley are “overcome with joy and relief” at Arthur’s return, according to their Facebook post. Though Arthur has lost some weight in the ordeal, he is home safe once again.

Clearly Arthur has quite the sense of adventure!

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