Kittens Rescued From Brooklyn Subway Tracks Need a Home

By Dana Varinsky on October 18, 2013 12:45pm 

BROOKLYN — The two kittens that were found wandering on subway tracks in August are ready to be adopted.

Arthur and August, who are now nearly 2 months old, held up B and Q service for hours on Aug. 29 when they were spotted on the tracks at the Church Avenue station. The kittens were brought to Animal Care & Control's Brooklyn center and were later placed in foster homes to be socialized. 

Now, the kittens are looking for a permanent home, and because they have bonded as a pair, Animal Care & Control hopes to find an adopter willing to take both kittens home together.

"They have been together now their whole lives and they really get along well," said Richard Gentles, an Animal Care & Control spokesman. "[With] all they've gone through and all the changes in their lives, they have relied on each other and we want them to continue to do so."

The kittens are both in good health and have been neutered and vaccinated, though Arthur received medical treatment for a weak immune system and an eye infection.

Gentles said the kittens are still a little shy and may do best in a home without young children.

"When they first get into a new home they will probably hide a little bit more and take a little time to come out and be social," he said, but he predicted adopting them as a pair would help.

"They’ll rely on each other," he said, "and give each other courage and confidence."

Anybody interested in adopting Arthur and August can email adoption@nycacc.org.

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