‘Mutt mob’ invades downtown Pittsburgh


A LOCAL SHELTER IS TAKING OTHER APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE NUMBERS. YOU’VE HEARD OF A FLASH MOB, RIGHT? THIS IS CALLED A MUTT MOB. THE PLAN TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE ON YOUR LUNCH BREAK. THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE ALL FUN AND GAMES, BUT IT TURNS OUT THERE’S A SERIOUS REASON FOR THESE PUPS HAVING A PUBLIC PLAY DAY. THEY CALLED IT A MUTT MOB. DOGS FROM THE ANIMAL FRIENDS RESCUE IN KILLBUCK TOWNSHIP PUTTING PAWS ON PAVEMENT WEDNESDAY MIXING WITH THE CROWD DOWNTOWN STEALING A FEW HEARTS. DURING AN IN-YOUR-FACE MEET-AND-GREET. THEY LEAVE FOR LUNCH AND GO PET A DOG AND THEN GO BACK TO WORK. IT MAKES ME SMILE SEEING THEM ALL. I HOPE THEY ALL FIND HOMES AND SOMEONE TO LOVE THEM. Reporter: WELL, SEE, THAT’S JUST THE THING. OUR KENNELS ARE INCREDIBLY OVERWHELMINGLY FULL. AND WE HAVE RECEIVED A RECORD NUMBER OF REQUESTS TO BRING ANIMALS IN. Reporter: MEGAN SCHMIDT SAID THEY’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, BUT THEIR SHELTER IS OUT OF SPACE. WE HAVE 370 OR MORE TOTAL ANIMALS IN OUR SHELTER. WE COMFORTABLY LIKE TO KEEP IT ABOUT 250. Reporter: THEY’RE HOPING THIS CARAVAN OF CANINES LEADS MORE PEOPLE TO CONSIDER ADOPTING. ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR A DOG? A LITTLE BIT. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A DOG. Reporter: THIS IS HARD WORK. I THINK THE PEOPLE HAVE MISCONCEPTIONS OF WHAT THEY’RE LIKE. IF YOU ACTUALLY MEET THEM, IT CHANGES YOUR OPINION RIGHT AWAY. EVERY ANIMAL IS MICROCHIPPED, NEUTERED, AND BEHAVIORALLY EXAMINED TO MAKE SURE THEY GO TO THE FAMILY BEST FIT FOR THEM. Reporter: THEY’RE ALSO HAVING

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