A dog lover in the Bahamas has opened her home to nearly 100 abandoned or stray dogs as Hurricane Dorian, who has already killed 5 people, continues to destroy everything in her path as she heads to the East coast of the United States.
By, 3 Sep 2019
Chella Phillips took in the dogs as the Category 5 hurricane continues to rip through the country.
Nearly 80 dogs in the master bedroom
The kind-hearted woman posted pictures on Facebook of the dogs who have settled in well to her home, with 79 of the pooches even taking up residence in her master bedroom. She commented:
"97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom. It has been insane since last night, poop and piss non stop but at least they are respecting my bed and nobody has dared to jump in.
“We have barricaded the refuge and nobody is outside, the music is playing in all directions of the house and the AC is blowing for them. I managed to bring some less fortunate ones and I really appreciate some of you donating for crates. I really needed it for the scared ones and the sick ones. So thank you!"
Abundance of homeless dogs
Since Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, the 220 miles an hour storm has caused immense damage, destroying more than 13,000 homes. Chelle's post went on to say:
“We may not get hit as hard as other islands and the saddest part is that after the hurricane leaves the Bahamas, some islands will take a long time to recover. Each island has abundance of homeless dogs, my heart is so broken for the ones without a place to hide from a CAT 5 monster and only God can protect them now. Thank you for thinking of us and praying for us."
Chella, who runs The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau refuge, has already saved nearly 1,000 dogs in the Bahamas over the last 4 years. She told ABC Action News that although she had lost power to her home and only had a small amount of water left, everyone was doing well.