An Indiana police department came up with a creative way to support their local animal shelter in Muncie.
The Muncie Police Department posted to their social media pages announcing that in lieu of paying parking tickets, people could instead pay off their fines by donating pet supplies to Muncie Animal Care and Facilities.
Pay your parking tickets in cat food!— Muncie Police (@MunciePolice) July 15, 2019
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
“Until Friday, July 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,” wrote the police department.
“The shelter is overrun with cats and kittens. We want to help!” they added.
We greatly appreciate everyone that donated supplies this week to the Muncie Animal Care & Services. This room was…Posted by Muncie Police Department on Friday, July 19, 2019
The two-day donation drive was a major success, and dozens donated to the shelter, even those who did not have outstanding tickets.
The city of Las Vegas also began a similar program that allows people to pay off speeding tickets with school supplies. Vancouver asks residents to pay parking tickets in toy donations around the holidays, while the city of Lexington, Kentucky has people donate canned food during Thanksgiving.