As word got out that Depot was being evicted, customer Daniel Goodell led a charge to convince the store to allow her to stay. He launched a petition on change.org, receiving more than 1,500 signatures.
"The cat did nothing to management, and if the cat is put into a shelter she'll be destroyed due to her age," wrote Goodall.
Home Depot apparently heard the public's response. On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the retailer announced that the black cat would be allowed to continue living at the store, adding that they would still like to see a "healthier, safer environment for the cat" as she ages.