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MUNCIE, Indiana -- Pokémon Go is the talk of the country. And it seems like something good might be coming out of kids getting addicted to the game--at least in one Indiana town.
It's all because one animal shelter had a BRILLIANT idea.
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As you might know, Pokémon Go requires players to walk around with their cell phones to capture virtual characters using real world maps in an "augmented reality" game. So Muncie Animal Shelter decided to ask people who are playing the game outside to take their real-life dogs on a walk with them!
The shelter wrote in a Facebook post, "Trying to hatch an egg or catch rare Pokémon? 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 Pokémon dogs!"
It's a win-win situation--the players get some exercise in, and so do the adorable (and adoptable) dogs.
And considering the post has been shared more than 7,000 times, we're guessing many dog lovers took them up on the offer!