If you’re tired of hearing about Pokmon Go, you’re probably not alone.
But ananimal shelter in Muncie, Indiana is using this national obsession to their advantage by getting players to volunteer to walk dogs at the shelter.
A rep for the shelter said the idea is to combine the new influx of people walking around the city with the shelters need for dog walkers,” which is actually pretty brilliant.
Phil Peckinpaugh, the director of the Muncie Animal Shelter, watched large groups ofpeople in his town wandering around aimlessly and knew something different and good could come out as a result.
(Other than catchingPokmon, of course.)
The exercise and stimulation for the dogs is the first priority, he explained. If we can get volunteers and adoptions, thats been the number one goal. Always.
Muncie Animal Shelter
The idea received tons of praise on Facebook, with more than 21,000 people sharing the post.
The same can be said for the reaction over on Twitter, from Pokmon Go, none the less.
Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/these-awesome-people-are-using-pokemon-go-to-walk-dogs-from-the-local-shelter/