Animal Welfare League Queensland has joined the Pokémon GO craze sweeping the world with PokeStops at two of its five rehoming centres.
“It’s a big deal in the virtual reality world so we’re very excited to find out that the Coombabah AWLQ’s beach mural near our dog pens is a PokeStop, and that our Beenleigh Rehoming Centre is one too,” AWLQ spokesman Charles Gilroy said.
“There’s also the opportunity to capture Pokémon at our AWLQ rehoming shelters.
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“We’re looking forward to seeing people wandering around the two rehoming centres with their mobile phones and urge them to speak with our staff who’ll be able to help locate them.”
The Pokémon Go App was released on Thursday and has taken the world by storm.
The game sees players walk around real life locations with their mobile phones seeking out the virtual reality Pokémon characters.
“We’re urging people to come out and adopt a furry friend to help sniff out other Pokémon, or make a donation to us when they’re at the PokeStop,” Mr Gilroy said.
“You’ll be helping one of the 10,000 surrendered and abandoned animals AWLQ is looking to rehome this year.
“Every donation, every adoption makes a difference.”