Poke­mon Go play­ers walk dogs as they hunt

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

An an­i­mal shel­ter is ask­ing Poke­mon “Go” play­ers to walk an adopt­able dog as they wan­der the streets of an east­ern In­di­ana city do­ing bat­tle with dig­i­tal mon­sters on their smart­phones. The idea is the brain­child of Phil Peck­in­paugh, the su­per­in­ten­dent of Muncie An­i­mal Shel­ter. He no­ticed peo­ple shuf­fling along as they played the ad­dic­tive game and thought “it would be awe­some” if they each had a dog to walk. Peck­in­paugh posted the idea on Face­book, ask­ing: “Try­ing to Hatch an Egg or Catch Rare Poke­mon? Come down to the Muncie An­i­mal Shel­ter to walk one of our dogs while you get your steps in! Just come to the front desk and say you are here for the Poke­mon dogs!” His post was widely shared.

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