The post has since been shared more than 25,000 times and has garnered thousands of likes, but most importantly, the shelter has received a huge response from Pokémon Go players who'd like to help, according to a report by the Huffington Post.
On Wednesday morning, Muncie Animal Shelter Director Phil Peckinpaugh told the publication he already had a "line of people here" waiting to walk the dogs. It's unclear if the shelter is also a Pokéstop or Gym, but snagging some Poké Balls and potions would be a nice little bonus. But, of course, the whole point is to help dogs in need instead of just trying to evolve your Vulpix into a Ninetales.
Peckinpaugh urged other shelters to make similar appeals to Pokémon Go players, saying, “I hope it catches on like fire." Somebody should get this dude a Charizard. But it turns out you don't actually have to find a shelter like Muncie to help save dogs while playing the game.
If you download the Walk for a Dog app by WoofTrax and take your own dog out for a walk/Pokémon hunt, the company will help you fundraise for your local animal shelter of choice (check out their FAQ page for details on how it all works). The company is also offering and extra $50 to the charity of choice if it chooses your Pokémon Go-related dog walk photo on Facebook or Instagram: