We’ve all been told the importance of shaping and neutering our pets in order to keep the homeless population of these animals under control. There are times when things can get out of control though and other steps are needed. In Muncie, Indiana the local animal shelter was dealing with over 350 homeless cats. They knew they had to get creative to help out with the growing homeless cat population. The Muncie Police department decided to step in with one solution that nobody was expecting. Take a look at the unique resolution below.
Some people literally obsess over their pets more than a lot of people do over their own biological children. Sadly some people do not have the same appreciation and a lot of animals are uncared for or abandoned. This results in uncontrolled over breeding and a large population of homeless pets.
This is exactly what happened in the town of Muncie, Indiana and the animal shelter was left with over 350 homeless cats who needed food and supplies. The shelter teamed up with the local police who came up with a great idea to help!
The Police took matters into their own hands and decided to offer a big incentive to the townspeople who have tickets and fines to pay. They are allowing people to pay their fines by donating cat food, blankets and other supplies that will help with the overpopulation of cats at the shelter.
The shelter posted their current cat food supply and to say things were at their minimum would not be an understatement at all. Things were as bad as they could be and a lot of cats would soon be in trouble without some help.
Housing so many animals requires a lot of resources. The Muncie animal shelter was starting to become overrun with cats and kittens. The local police department decided to offer an alternative to the citizens. Instead of paying off tickets with cash, the police urged people to pay with donations to the Muncie Animal Care & Service shelter.
Both services took to social media to share the idea. The people seemed to love the idea of donating to the animals rather than paying money for their tickets.
The officers even stated that if you are unable to make it down to the animal shelter, an uniformed officer would come pick up your donation for free.
The offer is only for a limited time but the donations have already been pouring in!
The shelter is now thankfully overflowing with cat food and supplies.
The police aim to serve and protect their community and this is exactly what is happening in Muncie, Indiana. The police officers in this area have a soft spot for their furry friends.
More Info: Muncie Animal Care
This just goes to show that you that with a little creative thinking outside of the box, you can come up with a solution for problems that require a little help. The Muncie police really stepped up to help out the homeless cats in their community. The citizens loved not giving up their hard-earned cash too!