Rescued NY subway kittens get new owners

Famous 2 kittens who shut down about 6 miles of NYC subway system get adopted. (Source: CNN)
Famous 2 kittens who shut down about 6 miles of NYC subway system get adopted. (Source: CNN)

The famous kittens who shut down traffic on the New York City subway this summer now have a home.

A married couple from Brooklyn Heights has adopted the 4-month-old kittens, named Arthur and August.

The kittens shut down about six miles of track on Aug. 29 after they were spotted wandering in the subway system.

The New York Police Department sent officers to the scene for crowd control as trains stopped running for about 90 minutes.

Animal Care and Control of NYC said the kittens were sheltered for about two months before they were eligible for adoption.

A spokesman said one was underweight, and both needed to be socialized.

He said they got a lot of inquiries and applications to adopt them, but Katherine and Keith Lubeley really impressed the adoption counselors.

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