Since it's first trip to LA in Feb of 2011 The Rescue Bus has rescued
over 200 animals from high kill LA shelters to safety and medical
treatment at The Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue in Puyallup, WA.
The Sunny Sky Animal Rescue in Puyallup, WA is run by Illina Berton who
also owns East Main Animal Hospital. With the hospital she has been
able to rescue animals locally that need homes. She started off taking
in injured or orphaned animals that had no where to go. In fact, if you
call any local clinic with a homeless animal, they will likely direct
you to her.
THE RESCUE BUS TEAM WAS CREATED TO HELP DR BERTON CONTINUE HER RESCUE
EFFORTS. Our initial goal was to raise $5500 to purchase a transport
bus. On Sunday Feb 27th the bus rolled up to the East Valley Shelter in
Van Nuys and took over 40 dogs to safety. Many of these required medical
treatment that made them almost unadoptable here - now thanks to Dr
Berton they have a 2nd chance at life. When a large number of dogs leave
one shelter it makes room for those at over crowded ones so they can be
transferred vs PTS. So we can't even begin to count the lives saved by
The mission of this team is, through awareness and personal
fundraising, to help Dr Berton maintain regular visits to Los Angeles
and eventually expand her rescue facility so we can save more animals.
This transport will continue to save lives as long as we continue to
support it. If you have joined this group please contribute by sharing,
tweeting, emailing, making a personal donation or creating an event that
will raise money for this cause. Thank you!
UPDATE: Our rescue bus has since broken down and become irreparable.
This however does not stop us in our rescue efforts as we exercise other
avenues to receive vans and planes full of dogs from high kill shelters
both locally and from California.