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Feline Friday: Kitties down the tubes

LONDON — Visitors to the Clapham Common Tube station on the London Underground have been enjoying a nice respite from the usual barrage of advertisements ...

LONDON -- Visitors to the Clapham Common Tube station on the London Underground have been enjoying a nice respite from the usual barrage of advertisements adorning the walls, being greeted by dozens of friendly felines from a local animal shelter instead.

According to an article in AdWeek, a Kickstarter campaign called for replacing all the ads in one station with pictures of cats, sponsored by the group Citizens Advertising Takeover Service or #CatsNotAds. Earlier this week, the organization hit its $30,500 goal and advertising posters were quickly replaced with adorable cat pics, featuring felines from the shelter.

Even the entrance to the subway got an upgrade, with new "cat flaps".

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The posters will be in place for two weeks. Meanwhile, the #CatsNotAds team is already planning its next "takeover." Entries can be submitted at CatsNotAds.org. The current frontrunner? Dogs, naturally.

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