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Police Ask People to Pay Off Their Unpaid Parking Tickets With Donations to Crowded Animal Shelter


Earlier this month, the Muncie Police Department made several social media posts announcing that people with unpaid parking tickets could pay off their fines by donating pet supplies to Muncie Animal Care and Facilities.

"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.

Since shelter workers say that they have been caring for more than 350 cats and kittens over the course of the summer, they were in desperate need of supplies.

Thankfully, the two-day donation drive was an enormous success.

According to the Muncie police force, dozens of people donated cat food and litter—and many of them did not even have parking tickets.