Instead of paying for parking tickets this police department lets people pay in animal shelter donations
If more people leveraged their businesses, talents, and skills in a trade agreement for donations instead of cash payment, we would slowly turn this entire world around. And one police department had a stellar idea to this point.
An Indiana police department is receiving high praise for a unique partnership that aims to help homeless pets in need through parking ticket payments.
The Muncie Police Department recently teamed up with Muncie Animal Care & Services to allow residents to pay their parking tickets in the form of cat supplies.
Pay your parking tickets in cat food!
Until Friday the 19th at 4 PM we are allowing folks to pay their parking tickets in cat food, kitten food, or kitty litter! Bring a donation in the amount of your ticket. The @MuncieACS is overrun with cats and kittens. We want to help! pic.twitter.com/mtwYzLdlCs
— Muncie Police (@MunciePolice) July 15, 2019
Thanks @MuncieACS for giving our officers a tour of your facility today! Did you know they currently have 350 cats/kittens needing homes?
— Muncie Police (@MunciePolice) July 8, 2019
“We’re in dire need of supplies for the large volume of cats/kittens being cared for here at MACS, and they keep pouring in our doors,” the shelter wrote on Facebook.
The shelter currently cares for more than 350 cats and kittens at its facility.
“The Muncie ACS is overrun with cats and kittens,” the police department wrote on Twitter. “We want to help!”
The campaign, which ran through July 19, proved to be a success.
Photos shared by the unlikely duo showed piles of donations — cat and kitten food, litter, beds and blankets — lining up the shelter’s supply room.
“This room was almost empty before we started!” the police department wrote. “Most of the folks that donated didn’t even have parking tickets.”
“We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the community, and this is such a wonderful opportunity to help your local shelter,” Muncie ACS wrote. “Thank you to the Muncie Police Department for putting this together!”
The police department reminded residents that the shelter can always use donations for animals in need.
Those interested in donating to Muncie ACS can bring or send supplies to its shelter at 901 W. Riggin Road, Muncie, Indiana 47303.
Source Fox 35