When you have a problem in life, sometimes you gotta think creatively to solve it. For the fine police men and women of Muncie, Indiana, they knew they needed to do something to help feed the influx of hungry kitties without a home. But how do you get the community to pitch in for cat food in an inventive way?
So, to help out their local animal shelter, Muncie Animal Care and Services Shelter, the Muncie Police Department came up with a purrfect strategy. Instead of paying those outstanding parking tickets in cash, a simple donation of cat food would suffice!
Here is the original post that was shared by the police department to their Facebook page on their creative request for cat food…
The idea came about after a few of Muncie’s police officers toured the shelter and learned of their plight. There simply wasn’t enough cat food to support the 350+ cats and kittens in their care.
“If you have a $25 parking ticket, you can bring up to $25 worth of cat food or litter to the Clerk’s Office, and you can get your parking ticket to go away with the exchange of the donation.” — Officer Jamie Brown
Needless to say, donations came pouring in! Just look at all that cat food!
What do you think of this purrfect tactic to feed cats in need?
I bet if more towns did this, it would be a huge success! We’d like to commend the Muncie Police Department for taking matters into their own hands and inspiring the community to help feed these cats and kittens in need.
“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,” said Ashley Honeycutt, Office Manager for Muncie Animal Care and Services Shelter.
As you can see, both the Muncie Police Department and the Muncie Animal Care And Services Shelter were overjoyed!
A lot of people have donated cat food and litter this week! Most of these people didn’t even have a parking ticket
. @MuncieACS can always use pet supplies! We are glad this this week’s unique promotion helped spread the word! Thanks Muncie!#petsofinstagram #Muncie pic.twitter.com/GWvtmKMraR
— Muncie Police (@MunciePolice) July 19, 2019
The MPD took to their own Facebook page to express their immense gratitude too. They were proud to share with the community what a grand success this purrfect little operation was…
This just goes to show you that sometimes in life, a little creativity goes a long way!