Hurricane Dorian's arrival or anticpated arrival (depending on which affected area you live) has plenty of people on edge. People are concerned about their homes, cars, possessions, and their loved ones that could possibly be hit by this hurricane. Unfortunately, some have no choice but to leave possessions and even their pets behind in order to evacuate in time.
This is true once again in the case of Hurricane Dorian. But in the Bahamas, one woman has managed to wrangle a staggering 97 rescue dogs into her own home. The woman in question, Chella Phillips, continues to keep all these adorable pups in her home, located within Nassau, Bahamas. This is despite the fact that her home has lost power and even has had water come in.
Phillips wrote in a Facebook post, "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! We may not get hit as hard as other islands and the saddest part is that after the hurricane leave 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 a CAT 5 monster and only God can protect them now. Thank you for thinking of us and praying for us."
This is actually not unusual behaviour from Phillips. Over the past four years, she has saved close to 1000 dogs across the Bahamas. These dogs were previously abandoned and/or homeless prior to her rescuing them. So it's good to see that despite her current situation, Phillips refuses to stop recusing any dogs who are in dire straits.
Those interested in helping can visit Phillips' Facebook page The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas to learn more.