Summer is "kitten season," which means that many animal shelters are up to their eyeballs in kittens and abandoned cats—and also painfully short on resources to care for them. But a community is often defined by how they care for the most helpless among them—animals included!—and the town of Muncie, Indiana has proven more than equal to the task!
Muncie Animal Care & Services teamed up with the local police to let citizens pay their fines by helping out abandoned kitties
A team-up between the local PD and the local animal shelter might not seem super obvious at first, but it strikes us as being just purr-fect. Muncie's men and women in blue have stepped up as an unexpected ally to help Muncie ACS deal with their recent influx of feline furiends. Their solution?Offering residents the choice of paying off their parking tickets by donating much-needed supplies to the Muncie Animal Care & Services shelter instead.
Both services took to social media to help spread the word, adding a list of things people can offer instead of paying off their tickets. "Cat/kitten food, litter, wet/pate canned food, beds, blankets" are some of the things that are encouraged to be brought in.
And if you can't make it to the shelter in person—no problem! Residents can call the police department to have a uniformed officer come to their home to pick up the donated items.
A heartwarming solution like this one makes us wonder when something like this might someday become a universal practice. Paws crossed that it does!
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