'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.'
There are people who would move mountains for their pets, and then there are people who wouldn't think twice before abandoning theirs. Owning a pet gives you immense joy in life, something that some people sadly give up on voluntarily. Not everyone abandons their pets because they're careless or lazy to look after them, they have genuine reasons to do so, but there are a few people who get a pet because they think that'll make them look cooler, but end up realizing it's hard work, so they opt for the easy way out and simply abandon them.
Thank God for people who are angels in disguise. These people voluntarily help animals in shelters by providing them with food and other necessities. Now, if you're a resident of Muncie, Indiana, you can do your bit to help these poor animals, and also get out of those annoying parking tickets. Win-win, one would say! According to People, the Muncie Police Department and Muncie Animal Care and Services announced a new partnership over a post on social media platform Facebook.
Got parking tickets?? Want to help the 350+ cats/kittens currently being cared for at Muncie Animal Care and Services? 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. You may bring your supplies to the Chief's office located at City Hall, or directly to the shelter located at 901 W. Riggin Rd. Muncie, IN 47303.
We're in dire need of supplies for the large volume of cats/kittens being cared for here at MACS, and they keep pouring in our doors. We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the community, and this is such a wonderful opportunity to help your local shelter. Thank you to the Muncie Police Department for putting this together!! Please share!!!! Only for this week, the police department is allowing residents to pay off their parking tickets by donating cat supplies including litter and food to the shelter, which means you don't have to pay in cash.
Since it's only for a week, residents who want to contribute towards the cause and pay off their parking tickets must bring the donated supplies to MACS or to the police station by Friday at 4 p.m. local time. You can't just give them something and expect them to write off your parking ticket. Whatever you donate must actually be equivalent to the total amount of your parking ticket's value.
“Being here is just an overwhelming need, you can see it immediately for the animals,” Jami Brown of the Muncie Police Department said in a video included in the Facebook post. “They need paper towels, litter, and food. The need is there.” I mean, I'd rather know my money is being used for something good than having no idea where it goes when I pay the fine. Most of us probably don't know what happens once the fine is paid.
One user commented on the post: The Muncie Animal Shelter is amazing! And this general election season we should really push our City Council Candidates to make sure the shelter is funded! This is a great deal that MPD, the City Clerk's Office, and the Animal Shelter is running! But the City Council REALLY needs to work for the Shelter the best they can always. Recently, there was a similar program in Las Vegas, where people could pay off their parking tickets with school supplies. This included pencils, pens, erasers, index cards, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes.