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Animal Shelter Calls On Pokemon Go Players To Walk Dogs

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Pokemon Go is taking over the world, and with so many people taking to the streets, and all of those miles they are covering in search of the little monsters, an Indiana animal shelter has come up with a grand way to kill two birds with one stone.

Muncie Animal Shelter have put the word out to Pokemon Go enthusiasts asking them to walk the shelter dogs while they are out on the hunt for Pokemon.

“The idea is that they take the dog on kind of an adventure for the day,” Phil Peckinpaugh, shelter director, told The Huffington Post.

Peckinpaugh, said he got the idea from his nephew and daughter after they said people all over the city of Muncie hunting Pokemon with their games.

He then teamed up with Sam Wiser, an intern in the mayor’s office to create a volunteer ad. The power of Facebook then saw that ad go viral.

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“We have a line of people (waiting to walk the dogs) here right now,” he said Wednesday morning.

Peckinpaugh encourages other shelters to use the idea. Post an ad and round up the volunteers.

“I hope it catches on like fire,” he said.

Source: Huffington Post

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