An animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana saw the explosion of Pokemon Go within the community. With so many people walking around trying to catch rare Pokemon, and tons of dogs that need walking, they’ve come up with a genius idea. They have asked local Pokemon Go hunters to come down to the shelter and pick out a dog to walk while they’re playing the game, utilizing the new craze for the well-being of homeless dogs.
The Muncie Animal Shelter has put out a call for volunteers on its Facebook page, stating that players can swing by any time between 10:30am and 5pm and walk an adoptable dog while they hunt for Pokemon. The public has responded positively to the call, and the Facebook post has already been reacted to nearly 10,000 times and shared nearly 30,000 times.
The shelter director, Phil Peckinbaugh, said the opportunity for the adoptable dogs is priceless.