Whatever humans can do, kittens can only do it better without resorting to tricks or violence. It only took two kittens to stop New York’s subway in its tracks.
The furry felines, one black and the other white with gray stripes, were finally found on the tracks and rescued nearly seven hours later.
Two kittens caused a service outage in Brooklyn, N.Y., after getting lost in the subway tracks Metropolitan Transit Authority/AP
Power was suspended between several stops – about half the Q line and the B line’s entire length in Brooklyn – on both the local and express tracks for 90 minutes, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Judie Glave said. The express line was later stopped another half-hour while workers kept searching.
The skittish kittens disappeared again (and again) before being discovered Thursday evening under the third rail of an above-ground express track. Police officers removed the kittens in crates, Glave said.
Officials said workers and passengers in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood had been on the lookout for the kittens, and train operators were asked to proceed with caution. If they saw anything moving on the tracks, they were required to stop and notify the rail control center.
Though some passengers wanted to help by scouring the tracks, they were turned down by MTA workers citing safety concerns. The cats’ owner did rush to a subway station with cat food, though, giving it to the transit workers who were dispatched to try and corral the elusive furballs.
While the effort on behalf of the kittens created delays for passengers, the Q operated a shuttle service between two of its normal Brooklyn stops, said transit officials, who couldn’t immediately provide the cost of the extra service and rescue operation.
Pretty impressive,isn’t it? Caring for two furry kittens like they were humans. Now, that’s what i would refer to as Animal/Human equality. Lolz!