Police said that people can pay their parking fines with a cat food donation
Because the Muncie Animal Care and Services Shelter was running short of supplies to care for their 350+ cats, the Muncie Police Department decided that, for certain parking tickets over the period July 15 through July 19, people could pay the ticket by a donation of cat food or cat litter to the Department’s clerk’s office.
What happened was remarkable in that even people who had not been given a parking ticket donated cat food to the clerk’s office, which, according to their Twitter feed became rammed with cat food from floor to ceiling.
A lot of people have donated cat food and litter this week! Most of these people didn't even have a parking ticket ?. @MuncieACS can always use pet supplies! We are glad this this week’s unique promotion helped spread the word! Thanks Muncie!#petsofinstagram #Muncie pic.twitter.com/GWvtmKMraR
— Muncie Police (@MunciePolice) July 19, 2019
“If you have a $25 parking ticket, you can bring up to $25’s worth of cat food or litter to the clerk’s office, and you can get your parking ticket to go away with the exchange of the donation,” – Officer Jamie Brown in a July 15 video on the Muncie Police Department Facebook page.
“This room was almost empty before we started! Most of the folks that donated didn’t even have parking tickets,” – Muncie Police tweeted with photographs of the pile of donations.
P.S. “Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis.” – Wikipedia. This is in the upper mideast region of the USA just south of the Great Lakes.