Like many stores in the American south, a Home Depot in Bluffton, South Carolina has a resident cat. The cat, named Depot, has lived in the store for 13 years, but now management says he has to go. "Home Depot officials say she's becoming a problem because she sets off the alarms," WTOC reports.
Some of the comments from the locals:
"Depot is too old to be put out of her home....the ONLY home she has ever known!"
"This is where she is use[d] to living. All they would have to do is put her in a[n] office at night time if they are worried about alarms."
"Tripping off the alarm is costly to the company, unfortunately. Unless you know of some way to limit a cat from doing so, they don't really have a choice. They can't have her constantly tripping alarms every night."
"Because there's nothing like being the on-call assistant store manager who gets awakened from a sound sleep by a phone call from the alarm company or the police wanting you to trek down to the store, in any weather, just to do a walk-through, because the cat set off the motion sensors."
"Every home depot down here in Cali seems to have flock of birds living inside of it."
So let's say you are management or an alarm company, what would you suggest in this situation?