Subway-stopping kittens, await adoption

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(CNN) — The fearless felines that risked at least some of their nine lives meandering the New York subway Thursday now have names — Arthur and August.

The approximately 8-week-old kittens shut down about six miles of track on two subway lines in Brooklyn for a time — a long time for some irate subway riders left stranded — after they were spotted in the subway system.

The kitties emerged from the subway system after disappearing, and after the NYPD sent officers to the scene for crowd control as trains stopped running for about 90 minutes.

They were taken to an animal foster home in Brooklyn where they were given names and care, according to Richard Gentles, spokesman for Animal Care & Control of NYC.

“They’ll be available for adoption in a couple of weeks, after some much-needed TLC,” Gentles said

Meanwhile, the trains are running again.

By Lorenzo Ferrigno

CNN’s Rande Iaboni contributed to this report.