NEW YORK — A fearless feline darted onto the E tracks around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening when it was startled by the oncoming train. Owner Mila Rusafova was bringing George and her other cat, Zoe, to the vet on Worth Street for their annual checkup when the cat made the jump. George snarled service on 84 trains, affecting six lines in both directions.
“I didn’t want to put them in the carrier together because my other cat is not as chill,” said Rusafova. “I usually just put him in my coat in the winter, but it was too hot out so I couldn’t do that.”
George was on a leash but when the Uptown E train approached, he broke off his green collar and jumped onto the tracks. Rusafova immediately alerted the conductor and two police officers went down onto the tracks to scoop up the cute cat. Once he was back at home, George immediately relaxed and passed out.
“He’s doing fine,” Rusafova said. “He’s sleeping like he normally would.”
Rusafova admits she should have put him in the carrier but she is just thankful that the NYPD stopped the trains. She says she is as angry about subway delays as the next person, but wouldn’t have wanted her furry feline injured or killed.