Thousands of people have signed a petition against the eviction of a 17-year-old stray cat from its home outside a historic palace in Croatia's tourist hotspot, Dubrovnik.
Anastasia spends her days in front of the 14th-century Rector's Palace in the Old City and is a favourite with locals and tourists.
That failed to impress the city's museum authority, which is based in the building.
So an animal lover made her a mini wooden home in the style of the palace -- a mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture -- complete with a plaque bearing Anastasia's name.
That dwelling also got a sniffy response and the cultural guardians ordered it removed.
No-one, the museum authority argued, is allowed to alter Dubrovnik's "unique cultural and historic whole, especially by building shelters or dwellings".
The ousting of Anastasia triggered a social media storm and as of Saturday 12,000 people had signed a petition demanding her reinstatement.
Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic has backed the museum, stressing, apparently without irony, that the Pearl of the Adriatic only has fat cats and "no skinny ones".