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New York politician offers $1,000 to find subway-halting cat

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Daniel Uria
Arthur, one of the cats who famously shutdown subway services in Brooklyn in 2013, is missing, and former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is offering a charitable donation in exchange for help finding the cat.
 Photo courtesy of Arthur the Cat - Missing in Brooklyn/Facebook
Arthur, one of the cats who famously shutdown subway services in Brooklyn in 2013, is missing, and former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is offering a charitable donation in exchange for help finding the cat. Photo courtesy of Arthur the Cat - Missing in Brooklyn/Facebook

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A former New York mayoral candidate is offering a $1,000 prize for anyone who can return a missing cat that once shut down a city subway station.

Former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is offering a charitable donation in exchange for help finding Arthur, one of the cats that famously shut down subway services in Brooklyn in 2013.

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"$1,000 reward to the animal-related charity of your choice for the successful return of Arthur the cat to his family," he wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Arthur has been missing since Nov. 20 when he reportedly jumped out of a window left open by a sitter.

New Yorkers Kathryn Lynn and her husband, Keith, adopted Arthur and his brother August in 2013 when the cats made their way onto the tracks of the B and Q subway lines, causing the service to shut down for several hours.

The two started a Facebook page to assist in the search and are also offering an undisclosed cash prize for Arthur's return in addition to the $1,000 donation promised by Catsimatidis.

The couple reported potential matches in the Flatbush and Park Place areas of the city, but have not been able to obtain any solid information about the cat's whereabouts.

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