With the increasing threat of Hurricane Dorian bearing down on the Bahamas over the weekend, Chella Philips took 97 abandoned or lost dogs to the safety of her home as the hurricane hit New Providence.
Chella shared snaps of the dogs filling her home, writing: “97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom. It has been insane since last night, poop and p*** 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!”
Phillips, who manages The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau refuge, explained that although the island was not hit as badly as other areas, the recovery can take a long time, adding: “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.”
The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau takes in dogs who might otherwise have nowhere to go and puts them up for adoption and coincidentally, this week is the fourth anniversary of the refuge opening up to homeless and abandoned dogs.
For more on their good work, and to donate check their fb page