Animal shelter wants Pokémon Go players to help walk dogs

An animal shelter in Indiana is seeking Pokémon Go players to help walk dogs while they play the super-popular game.

In case you haven't been online in the past couple of days -- Pokémon Go is an "augmented reality" app that combines virtual characters with real-world maps through your phone's GPS.

Players have to walk around to catch 'em all.

The Muncie Animal Shelter posted a photo to its Facebook page Tuesday asking those who are out searching for rare Pokémon to help real-life animals get exercise too.

"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!" the Facebook post reads. "Just come to the front desk and say you are here for the Pokémon dogs!"

Anyone interested in helping adoptable dogs while they search for the game's fictional creatures can due so between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the shelter added.

The photo has been shared more than 6,000 times. 

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