State Officials Want You to Adopt a Pet
"We don't want out dogs and cats to be killed. We believe in no kill. We understand how important it is to take care of our dogs and cats" Quinn said.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is a big proponent of rescuing unwanted cats and dogs…and even has a feature on her office's website dedicated to the cause:
"It's illinoiscomptroller.com. Start from there and hit the 'Comptrollers Critters' icon, and you'll be connected with almost all of the shelters in the state of Illinois. We've already adopted out 2,200 dogs and cats in the state, which is really kinda good" Topinka said.
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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