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Kitten rescued from Metro tracks

This wandering kitten was rescued from Metrorail tracks at the Fort Totten station in D.C. on Friday, May 27, 2016. He has since been named Totten. (Courtesy Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League)

WASHINGTON — This little kitty found itself on the wrong side of the tracks at the Fort Totten Metro station in D.C.

On Friday morning, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s emergency management team had to briefly cut power to the electrified third rail for the southbound Yellow and Green lines after a gray and black tabby kitten was discovered hanging out underneath it.

Crews from WMATA and the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League freed the little guy from danger. A humane society spokesman said the kitten, who has since been named Totten, appeared to be healthy.

Totten has been transferred to the New York Avenue Adoption Center for further evaluation.

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