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Governor Pat Quinn introduces his rescue pooch to encourage shelter adoptions

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On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka visited PAWS Chicago’s Adoption Center on N. Clybourn Ave. to advocate finding homes for homeless pets as a part of the Comptroller’s Critters Pet Adoption Program. The program began in 2011 to encourage the community to adopt from local shelters reported the Facebook page of PAWS.

Of course "saying" is one thing, but Gov. Quinn showed up with his Yorkshire terrier mix, named Rosie. Any yes, you are correct if you guessed that adorable bundle of canine cuteness was once a stray and recently adopted by Gov. Quinn from PAWS. It was Rosie's first public event, and she seemed to take it all in stride.

According to ENewsspf.com, Governor Quinn has been a lifelong animal lover, and brings his compassion to the homeless, abandoned, neglected, and abused pets:

“Pets are part of our families and we want to make 2014 the Year of Animal Rescue. It is important that we try our hardest to find loving homes for these displaced animals and make sure they get the care and attention they need. Rosie – the first dog of Illinois – came from PAWS and the other animals here today would make fine additions to many families.”

Another bright spot of yesterday's appearance was the adoption of seven more pets.

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