Volunteers were on the scene at Wright-Way Animal Shelter Thursday morning, clearing debris after an out-of-control school bus crashed into the building Wednesday.
The 25 pets in the shelter are in a temporary facility until Wright-Way can stabilize its situation.
No people or animals were hurt in the crash. The bus driver and another woman on the bus were treated and released at a hospital, Niles police said Wednesday.
Wright-Way said originally said they would not be able to accept the 75 animals due to arrive this weekend. Because Wright-Way takes animals from southern Illinois that would likely otherwise be euthanized, the animals might not have survived.
However, Wright-Way just announced via its Facebook page that it will accept the animals and have an adoption fair in its parking lot this weekend.
"Wright-Way Rescue is hosting an Adoption Event and Donation Event this weekend. The 75+ animals from southern Illinois will be arriving to Chicago tomorrow. The event will be located in a tent at the Wright-Way Rescue Adoption Center parking lot. We will be holding adoptions this weekend during the following times:
Friday, October 4th from 3:00-8:00 Saturday, October 5th from 11:00-5:00 Sunday, October 6th from 11:00-5:00
If you are wanting to adopt this weekend, please wait to fill out an application until the adoption event."
It also posted 31 photos of the available animals on its