The presence of two tiny kittens below the third rail at a Brooklyn subway station caused a two-hour delay for commuters yesterday. The MTA was forced to cut power to a majority of the B and Q lines after the two tiny kittens slept under the third rail at the Church Avenue station and evaded MTA employees trying to resuce them.
The adventure began around 11 a.m. and Q train service was not restored until 1:10 p.m.; B train servie was restored by 12:39 p.m., but the gray kitten has crept back onto the tracks by 1:30 p.m. It's little black friend joined it about ten minutes later. They were finally rescued by MTA workers and NYPD officers, who placed them in a milk crate at 6:30 p.m. From there, they were secured in a proper cat carrier.
The cats were transported to East New York's Animal Care and Control Center to be cared for. The center told the Post that they would be placed on a three-day hold in case they belong to anyone. If they aren't claimed, they'll be available for adoption. Potential owners should know two things: They're brave and can sleep through anything.
[via New York Post]