On Sunday at PAWS Chicago, she launched a program called "Comptrollers Critters." Her office will post information on the comptroller's website about pets that are available for adoption. Fifty shelters across the state will be taking part.
Topinka says will save money by reducing animal control costs: "It's important to note that our program relies upon our website, information from shelters and other resources that are already in place, so we're not costing anybody anything other than what's already there."
Topinka has adopted three dogs herself. She had a similar program while serving as Illinois Treasurer.