No need to do away with the hipster wardrobe, Arthur and August – the ‘Subway Kittens’ have permanently moved to Brooklyn.
In August, the feline duo stopped service along New York City’s B and Q lines for several hours when they somehow managed to find their way onto the subway tracks. Following their rescue, the pair was fostered by Steven Liu, a 25-year-old Bushwick, N.Y., resident, and his roommates to prepare them for adoption. “They’re still really shy. I think they’ve been stray for a while,” he told the Daily News at the time.
Last week, roughly six weeks after their rescue, Animal Care & Control designated them ready to be brought home by a loving family – and Katherine and Keith Lubeley rose to the occasion. The married couple tell New York magazine they were immediately interested in bringing home the pair.
“We had been thinking about adopting rescue cats for a while and specifically wanted two bonded kittens, so it wasn’t out of the blue,” said the couple. “Just perfect timing. And these two have a crazy special bond!”
And with a few days under their belts in their new surroundings, Arthur and August seem to be adjusting well, as evidenced by the photos Katherine has shared on her Twitter feed.
“They’ve found all the apartment’s soft, sunny places and quiet nooks,” said the couple. “They are having a rollicking good time getting to know their new kingdom.”