Muncie Police Department (MPD) thinking outside of the Litter Box for fines. In Muncie, IN if you got a parking ticket, the city was trying a new way to pay your fine by thinking outside of the litter box. Donate Cat Food or Cat Litter.
The Muncie Police Department (MPD) decided in lue of paying the $25 fine, you could donate up to $25 worth of cat food and cat litter to pay your fine. However, it did not include handicap parking violations or any violation that would have to run through the court system or state, according to the Facebook post.
The donated cat food and cat litter is to benefit the Muncie Animal Care and Services Shelter. Just because of a couple of police officers that toured the shelter. While they toured the shelter, they noticed them running short on supplies for cat care. The shelter has some 350 cats and kittens.
This was for only a limited time, July 15 to July 19, 2019.
“This room was almost empty before we started! Most of the folks that donated didn’t even have parking tickets.”Muncie Police said in a tweet with a photo of all the donations.
“I don’t know if the police department plans on doing this again, but we’re incredibly grateful to them and the community. Their response was overwhelming.”Ashley Honeycutt, Office Manager of Muncie Animal Care and Services Shelter
I think more police departments need to do this to help their local animal shelters with food and supplies. Way to go Muncie!