Parking tickets are given abundantly across the United States. It’s easy to complain about getting a parking ticket, especially when there was nowhere else to park, or maybe you just had to run in an establishment for a minute. But, how would you feel if you knew your parking ticket was going towards helping cats? In one town in Indiana, that’s exactly where the money goes.
Muncie Animal Care and Services (MACS) has partnered with the Muncie Police Department with a program that allows people to pay their parking ticket with cat food, litter, beds, blankets, etc. instead of paying cash. To pay a ticket, people simply bring their supplies to the Chief’s office in the town’s city hall. Another option is to bring the supplies directly to the shelter.
The police department even went above and beyond to make this program work. They have offered to pick up supplies from people if they are unable to drop them off themselves. A uniformed officer will come to a person’s home and pick up the donated cat items.
A Creative Solution To A Serious Problem
Cats are so abundant at the Muncie Shelter that without the help, they couldn’t help all of the cats that they do. Cages are cleaned every single day and litter boxes changed. That means that they go through a lot of litter, and of course food.
Maybe this wonderful partnership between the police department and shelter will inspire other cities and towns to do the same. Imagine if people and organizations all pulled together to help less fortunate animals. The world would be a much better place for sure.
Check out the following video to hear more details about how Muncie Indiana pulled together to help cats at their local shelter. Hats off to the people of Muncie!