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Indiana shelter invites gamers to walk dogs while searching for Pokémon

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What better way to catch em’ all than using a dog to track down Pokémon?

The Muncie Animal Shelter in Indiana is inviting gamers to take adoptable dogs on a walk, while searching for the virtual creatures.

“After seeing the positive reaction that the game has had on our downtown and our community, the shelter wanted to be a part of the movement. Being in a college town, there are at times a disconnect between our students and the city. This game has not only helped bring us together but also promotes healthy living with walking and ‘hunting’ for Pokémon,” said a spokesperson from the shelter. “Our shelter has many adoptable animals that need exercise and love. What better way to connect our animals and potential adopting families than a nice walk around the city as you look for Pokémon or ‘hatch’ eggs collected.”

The Muncie Animal Shelter posted to its Facebook page Tuesday inviting anyone looking to catch Pokémon is welcome to go to the shelter and take one of its dogs on their Pokémon quest.

The shelter is open every day from 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. All you have to do is walk into the shelter on South Gharkey Street and let the front desk know that you are there for the Pokémon dogs.

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