Don't ever accuse New Yorkers of being too impatient when it comes to the "comings" and "goings" on the New York subway. On Thursday morning, a woman reported to the Metropolitan Transit Authority her four-week-old kittens were loose on the tracks in Brooklyn.
According to the New York Daily News, the tiny feline fur balls - one black and the other one a gray tiger-striped, were spotted by MTA workers scampering on the B and Q lines near Church Ave. about 11 a.m.
No one knows how the kittens got there, but the police and transit authority cut power off in order to preserve the tiny ones' safety and hopefully guarantee at least eight of their nine lives promised to cats; as the "tale" goes.
The owner brought cat food over to the area to try and lure the little ones to safety where transit authority cops and other officials sought to capture the elusive little cuties. But off to their kitten adventures the tiny travelers went, while the compassionate hearts of the transit riders checked out every nook they could see without endangering themselves or the staff.
And even as the announcer told passengers the power on the lines would be cut off for at least 90 minutes, operators and passengers still kept a look-out for the kittens. When service was restored, train operators were told to keep a look-out for the two elusive kittens and were ordered to stop if spotted.
Several hours later, the kittens were finally discovered under the third rail of an above-ground express track. Transit officers said they were relieved and happy. The adorable little ones were transported to a local animal shelter.
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