- Chella Philips of Nassau, Bahamas, has she brought 97 stray dogs into her home to protect them during Hurricane Dorian
- Philips is the manager of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, a group that works to pair local dogs with rescue and adoption organizations in the United States
- Hurricane Dorian, now a category 4 storm, made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 5 storm on Sunday
A woman in the Bahamas has sheltered nearly 100 stray and abandoned dogs inside her home to protect them from Hurricane Dorian.
Chella Philips, manager of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, has given shelter to 97 dogs in New Providence.
In a viral Facebook post, Philips shared several photos and updates on the dogs as Hurricane Dorian slammed into the island.
’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,’ she wrote.
The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau is not a nonprofit that works to send local dogs to adoption and rescue agencies in the United States.
‘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.’
Philips noted that when she shared her post on Sunday afternoon, it marked the fourth anniversary of that she’d been helping homeless dogs.
She says she has cared for almost 1,000 abandoned dogs.
The Facebook post has more than 3,100 shares and nearly 300 comments.
People who’ve heard about her efforts have donated crates for sick and frightened dogs.
Philips told ABC Action News that she’s lost power and some water has begun leaking into her home.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday and has already left the islands in destruction.
Sierra Gullo, an employee at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, has also taken in stray dogs in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
Gullo and the two rescue dogs reside in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Shelters along Treasure Coast are working to get stray and homeless animals into safe places before the storm hits.