NILES, Ill. (CBS) — An entire animal shelter is in need of rescuing this afternoon after a crash involving a school bus.

Sarah Anderson with the Wright-Way Rescue animal shelter in Niles says no one on the bus or any of the 25 animals currently in the no-kill shelter in the 7100 block of West Touhy Avenue was hurt after a school bus slammed into the front of their building.


The damage is so significant they had to get all of the cats and dogs they have up for adoption into the parking lot and are now in need of help to house those animals.

“This is absolutely the worst thing that could possibly happen. This could possibly end our mission,” said Anderson.

No children were on board the bus at the time of the crash.

Anderson says Wright-Way Rescue is now seeking donations and volunteers through its Facebook site in hopes of relocating the shelter and continuing with adoptions.

The driver of the bus was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.