Students are campaigning to save two stray cats who visit the University of Sheffield from being removed from the campus.
The university said named Taz and Charlie could not be allowed into its buildings due to health and safety regulations.
But now a student newspaper has begun a petition to allow the cats to stay.
The university said the animals would be sent to a cat charity if nobody was willing to rehome them.
Alisha Rouse, editor of the Forge Press, said staff at the university’s Kroto Research Institute had offered to look after the cats.
Ms Rouse said she was surprised at the support for Taz and Charlie with more than 200 people signing the online petition to save them.