Quinn, Topinka Working Together To Promote Pet Adoptions from Shelters

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

CHICAGO (AP) -- If you're looking to get a new pet, Governor Pat Quinn and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka are encouraging people to choose a pet from a shelter this year.

The Democrat and the Republican appeared together on Sunday at a Chicago "no-kill" shelter to promote pet adoption. They also introduced the public to the governor's new dog, Rosie, a Yorkshire terrier mix he recently adopted.

Topinka created the Comptroller's Critters Pet Adoption Program in 2011 to find homes for rescue animals and avoid the costs associated with overpopulation and animal control efforts. Approximately 100 shelters have partnered with the program. An online database and pet adoption nights have led to more than 2,200 adoptions since the program began.


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