posted Jan 28 2014 4:13AM
Earlier this month, there was a story in the news about a cat named "Depot" that's been living in a Home Depot in Bluffton, South Carolina for the past 13 years, mostly hanging out in the lawn and garden center.
But it's recently been setting off the store's motion-activated security system at night. So the store announced they were EVICTING it. And of course the cat-obsessed Internet didn't like that idea.
So a guy from New York who vacations in the area set up a petition on the website Change.org, and the story started making national news. Then people started threatening to BOYCOTT the store, and the higher ups at Home Depot took notice.
Since it was posted, the petition has gotten over 1,500 signatures. And Home Depot now says the cat will be allowed to stay INDEFINITELY.
However, they did say they'd like to find a safer home for the cat before it gets TOO old. Luckily, plenty of people have offered to ADOPT it. And a nearby animal shelter is offering a free exam as well as any vaccinations it might need.