You'll recall that just before Labor Day Weekend, a pair of adorable kittens frolicking on the train tracks brought subway service to a standstill in Brooklyn for several hours. Kitties August and Arthur were eventually safely rescued, and found themselves briefly used as a talking point in the mayoral race. Now, Animal Care and Control say the 10-week-old kittens are ready to be adopted—and thankfully, they won't be separated: "They really are bonded and love being together, and that's why we want them adopted into the same home," AC&C's Richard Gentles told the News.
“While still a bit shy, Arthur and August are playful and sweet kittens, whose trouble-making days aren’t entirely behind them — though the trouble they’re up to now is on a much smaller scale than the kind that made the headlines over the summer,” AC&C said in a release. The kitties were being fostered by Steven Liu in Bushwick since September, but they've now been moved to the AC&C care center in Manhattan. Adoption specialists expect there will be a flood of applications for them, so they're already trying to narrow down potential homes: "We would prefer them to go to a home with no kids, or older kids, simply because it would make for an easier transition," Gentles added.
"They're pretty similar in personality," he said. "When they get into a new home, they'll probably be a little shy and hide. Once they get acclimated, they'll start venturing out." If you are interested in applying for them, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you need any more convincing that these kittens are adorable, just check some of Liu's posts on them, and the video of Arthur giving a cat massage below.