Cat owners in one German town will be allowed to let their pets out for the first time in three months when the authorities lift a special lockdown.
People in Walldorf, in the south-west, were ordered in May to keep their cats indoors to protect an endangered bird.
Cats were only allowed to venture outside if they were kept on a leash no more than two metres (6ft) in length.
But the animals will again be allowed to roam free from 00:01 local time on Monday.
If a cat escaped while the lockdown was in force, owners were told to call a special hotline, then find and detain the offending feline.
Any breach would result in a fine. An owner whose animal injured or killed one of the protected birds had to pay up to €50,000 (£42,000).
Authorities had been attempting to protect the local population of the crested lark, saying the species was endangered in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and wider Germany.
They said there were just three breeding pairs left in Walldorf itself.