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Mission Statement

Rescue Express is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that saves thousands of homeless animals each year by providing free transportation from high-kill shelters to areas where there's a shortage of adoptable animals.


Our fleet includes 4 school buses and a new tractor trailer that has been converted to safely and humanely transport animals. Each of our weekly transports bring hundreds of homeless animals from high-kill shelters and overpopulated areas to rescue partners in Oregon, Washington and Canada who find them loving, forever homes.


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Would you recommend Rescue Express?

by Kirsten W. from Del Mar, CA (January 4, 2019)
This was a terrific event, for an excellent and highly worthy cause that needs to have all the support it can raise. RESCUE EXPRESS performs a truly admirable and heroic effort on behalf of dogs and cats and other animals in imminent danger of death by euthanasia in shelters or who are in situations where they just cannot be taken. I loved helping at this event, interacting with the attendees and their dogs and providing my time in the pre-event projects. However, my second volunteer experience recently with Rescue Express in December at Santa Paws was a huge disappointment. Organization and volunteer coordination at the event was terrible and my specific placement in the event was pathetic and humiliating. I have never hated a volunteer experience nor have I ever entertained the thought of leaving early, but I did leave that day after 1 hour. I wish I could post the picture I took of my volunteer spot. I even had to ask for a chair for the area I was placed.