By Robert McCoppin
Source Chicago Tribune
A pet rescue center closed by a bus crash may have found a new home.
Wright-Way Rescue Inc. in Niles had to shut its doors after a school bus smashed into its building Oct. 2. No people or pets were hurt, but the building is uninhabitable until it gets repaired.
Since then, the no-kill shelter has been keeping animals in space in a warehouse in Skokie donated by a supporter. But with the permit to use the facility expiring Thursday, Wright-Way needs to move, owner Christy Anderson said.
Otherwise, she said, she would have to stop transporting pets from downstate Murphysboro, where she gets up to 100 animals a week from surrounding animal control shelters. If she can’t rescue those animals, she said, many will have to be euthanized.
In response, PetSmart in Skokie has offered to host an adoption for Wright-Way this weekend. Anderson and store officials said they hoped to hold Wright-Way adoption events on future weekends at the store as well.
Those animals that aren’t adopted have an offer to stay at a former veterinary clinic in Des Plaines run by Randhurst Animal Hospital, which moved this year to Mount Prospect. The old clinic, at Golf and Rand roads, is vacant and is zoned for animal-related business, clinic veterinarian Rajinder Kumar said, adding that Wright-Way is welcome there if details can be worked out.
After he heard news about the shelter’s accident, Kumar said, “I just had to help them.”
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