The brilliant idea is a mutual initiative by the police department and a local animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana, which is currently home to over 350 cats and kittens in dire need of supplies.
The Muncie Police Department and Muncie Animal Care and Services announced the new partnership in a Facebook post on Monday:
Pay your parking tickets in cat food! The Muncie Animal Care & Services needs your help!Posted by Muncie Police Department on Monday, July 15, 2019
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
For this week only, the police department is allowing residents to pay off their parking tickets by donating cat supplies including litter and food to the shelter — no cash required.
"MACS has partnered with the Muncie Police Department with a wonderful program that allows people who have parking tickets to pay their tickets with cat/kitten food, litter, wet/pate canned food, beds, blankets, etc. in lieu of paying with money," the post explained.
The dollar amount of all the donations must be equal to the amount of the parking ticket.
The program is only running for one week, so residents interested in paying off their parking ticket must bring the donated supplies to MACS or to the police station by Friday at 4 p.m. local time.
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