Mews and Nips: Indiana City Allows You to Pay Your Parking Ticket by Donating Cat Food to a Shelter


Having to pay a parking ticket in Muncie, Indiana won’t be quite as painful as it used to be. The Muncie police department, in collaboration with Muncie Animal Care and Services, allows traffic violators to pay off fines by donating cat food to the shelter. Not surprisingly, the response from the community has been enthusiastic. For more about this wonderful program, visit

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Today’s video just melts my heart – enjoy!

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6 Comments on Mews and Nips: Indiana City Allows You to Pay Your Parking Ticket by Donating Cat Food to a Shelter

  1. Sandy Weinstein
    July 28, 2019 at 2:21 pm (1 year ago)

    this is a great idea.

  2. Eleanor Skibo
    July 27, 2019 at 11:23 pm (1 year ago)

    Three cheers for Muncie, Indiana; it’s about time some area starts thinking about the animals in the shelters. Maybe other states should decide to do the same!

    • Ingrid
      July 28, 2019 at 5:14 am (1 year ago)

      Wouldn’t that be awesome, Eleanor!

  3. silvia
    July 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm (1 year ago)

    great idea…..I passed it on to our local police departments….they are very progressive here in Maine.

  4. World Of Animals, Inc.
    July 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm (1 year ago)

    What a wonderful idea to have. We wish every city would think about doing something like this. Now people won’t be so angry when paying a ticket. Thanks for sharing the wonderful story. Have a great rest of your weekend.

  5. Janine
    July 27, 2019 at 6:59 am (1 year ago)

    Getting a ticket there wouldn’t feel so bad if it helps the shelter. I think it is a wonderful idea.


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