Kittens rescued from New York subway tracks
Power was cut to some tracks as rescuers tried to capture the 2 tiny kittens.
Fri, Aug 30 2013 at 10:57 AM
A couple of kittens brought part of the New York subway system to a screeching halt on Thursday, but the felines were eventually rescued.
Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn around 11 a.m. after a woman told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that her kittens were loose on the tracks of the nation’s largest subway system.
“Apparently the owner had purchased food to try to coax the kittens back,” Marisa Baldeo, an MTA spokeswoman, told the New York Times.
The area’s service was suspended as station employees searched for the cats — one black and the other a gray tabby — but the kittens continually eluded capture. After 90 minutes, the MTA decided to restore power and service to the local tracks.
The search continued along the express tracks for another 30 minutes until the MTA reopened the lines and advised train operators to proceed with caution.
The kittens reappeared seven hours later under the third rail of an above-ground express track and police officers managed to removed the cats in crates.
Watch the video below to learn more about the kittens' rescue.
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