This police department had the idea of asking the citizens to pay their fines by donating food for rescued cats.
For animal lovers, our pets are part of the family and occupy an important place in our hearts. Sadly, there are many people who reject this joy and decide to abandon their animals, usually dogs and cats.
Fortunately, there are also people who dedicate their lives to helping those poor creatures who were left homeless in many shelters around the world.
An example of this is Muncie Animal Care & Services in Indiana (USA) that helps find new homes for abandoned animals.
Police allow fines to be paid by donating food
However, caring for these animals requires resources and often comes down to the simple and horrible truth that there are more people willing to abandon a “problem” than to solve it.
When the shelter began to be filled with cats and kittens, an unexpected ally emerged in chaos. Local police joined them to allow citizens to pay their parking tickets by helping abandoned kittens.
The local police department decided to intervene and help by offering citizens a new alternative to their own problems. Instead of paying their parking tickets with money, the police encouraged people to donate to the shelter.
Both services were taken to social networks to share this initiative, adding a list of things people can offer instead of paying their fines. “Cat food, wet canned food, beds, blankets” are some of the things they are encouraged to bring.
The police even said that those who can’t leave the items at the shelter or the police department can call their number for an officer to pick up the donated items.
Although this offer was limited for a few days, it is a good initiative to help shelters in need and encourage people to donate. People on social media applauded this effort and wished it to be a universal practice.