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Dr. Roberta Ray Publishes Angels on a School Bus: How a Community of Volunteers Saved Two-Hundred German shepherds and Huskies


August 22, 2016

Dr. Roberta Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department has recently had a book published entitled: Angels on a School Bus: How a Community of Volunteers Saved Two-Hundred German shepherds and Huskies. One dog being mistreated is one too many—so when a group of volunteers encounters a hoarder who is driving a bus crammed with over one hundred huskies and German shepherds, more than half of which are pregnant, they vow to do whatever it takes to rescue them.

Angels on a School Bus tells the remarkable story of this 2008 canine rescue, one of the largest operations in the United States, which took place in Butte, Montana. Camp Husky and its volunteers are a testament to the amazing impact a group of dedicated individuals can have when they work together and refuse to give up, no matter how dire the circumstances might be. Numerous Montana Tech alumni, students, faculty and staff participated in the rescue and are featured in the book.

But it wasn’t just the dogs that were saved. Author and dog lover Roberta K. Ray traces what happened to seventy-eight of the dogs and shares how they, in turn, have blessed the people who freed them as well as those who adopted them.

Angels on a School Bus is a triumphant story for humans and canines alike—and one you won’t soon forget.

Roberta is donating the net proceeds from the book to animal rescue organizations such as the Butte Spay-Neuter Task Force.