More than 250 people visited the shelter between July 12 and July 17 after the program was advertised on Facebook
About Clear the Shelters
Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.
An Indiana animal shelter is encouraging "Pokemon Go" players to walk an adoptable dog, and Facebook has hired a production company to film the initiative.
Muncie Animal Shelter director Phil Peckinpaugh said a film crew shot video about the shelter's efforts Monday. It will appear on Facebook Stories, a video series that showcases human interest stories from around the country.