The devastating Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas this weekend, devastating everything in its path. The category five is the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall ever. Five deaths have been recorded, however, nobody knows how many of the island’s stray dogs perished also.
“Nearly everything is gone,” explained Bahamas Foreign Minister Darren Henfield.
“I have never seen destruction like this on this scale on an island before,” said news correspondent Marcus Moore.
However, one woman took it upon herself to make sure as many of the island’s famous stray dogs stayed as safe as possible. Without homes, food, or water, they were left afraid and alone when the deadly storm struck.
Chella Phillips, a woman from Nassau, runs the Facebook page “The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas”. On Monday morning, after the worst of the storms, she posted an incredible photo on her page.
“97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom,” she said. “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.”
However, with the storm still raging in other areas and her home flooded, Phillips can’t see how to get the dogs off her hands. She was hoping for shelters to come forward, but it looks like she will have to find potential adopters herself.
“I still have 79 dogs at my refuge, and there doesn’t seem to be many rescues willing to help me with finding them homes,” she said. “Without partner rescues taking in some of my babies, they will be stuck here in limbo, just waiting for the future that I promised them.”
97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom.It has been insane since lastnight, poop and…
Rehoming The Stray Dogs Of Nassau
However, people have been chipping in with help. They set up a fundraiser to help her cover costs, which has already covered her goal by 850%.
“I need you all for financial support, to continue helping this island’s homeless. Just as important, I need your help to find forever homes for my babies,” Phillips pleaded.
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