Muncie Animal Care & Services is an animal shelter based in the city of Muncie in the state of Indiana. They have been in the business of providing animal adoption and animal control services for many years.
Recently, the shelter has been confronted with a minor dilemma. Currently, the shelter is home to 350 cats and kittens, which is a significant number. More strays, on the other hand, are still being brought in.
With an increase in the number of animals comes an increase in the demand for adequate food and supplies for all of them. The Muncie Police Department, on the other hand, decided to assist.
On July 15, they posted a tweet about their brilliant idea. People who have unpaid parking tickets are now able to donate cat food to a local animal shelter instead of paying the fine with cash, according to the police department.
Cat food is the shelter’s most urgent requirement at the moment, but people who have unpaid tickets can also make a donation of cat litter or paper towels. In addition, beds and blankets were required for the shelter cats in order for them to sleep comfortably.
The amount of the donation should be equal to the amount of the unpaid ticket fee in order to properly pay off their fines. Those who had received parking tickets could either drop off their donations at the shelter or arrange for the donation to be picked up by the local police department at the time.
All parties involved, fortunately, were enthusiastic about supporting the initiative, and officials were quick to offer their assistance to the shelter. The cat donation campaign was only active for a few days, but it was a huge success nonetheless.
Fortunately, the donations were sufficient to meet the needs of the cats. According to a Facebook post by the Muncie Police Department, people who did not receive parking tickets also contributed to the cause.