A Bahamas Woman Sheltered 97 Stray Dogs In Her Home During Hurricane Dorian

A woman in the Bahamas took heroism to a whole new level by rescuing 97 dogs from Hurricane Dorian.

A hurricane always has the potential to be a devastating natural disaster for people and property. As the islands of the Bahamas braced themselves for Hurricane Dorian over Labor Day weekend, one woman made sure the dogs were taken care of as well. Chella Phillips lives in Nassau on the island of New Providence and runs an animal refuge called The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau.

As everyone prepared for the incoming hurricane, Phillips collected stray dogs to make sure they had a safe place to wait out the storm.

97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom.It has been insane since lastnight, poop and...

Posted by Chella Phillips on Sunday, September 1, 2019

Phillips explained in a Facebook post that she took in 97 dogs, with 79 of them staying in her 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.

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The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau/Facebook

The photos Phillips posted show the dogs running around her house as she cared for them.

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The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau/Facebook

In an update on Monday, Sept. 2, Phillips said that she was “alright after a stressful night.”

The television sets were no longer working, so the dogs couldn’t watch TV to calm down. But besides that, all the dogs were safe.

We are alright after a stressful night were we fooded bad inside the refuge, not even 3 pumps could contain the rain...

Posted by Chella Phillips on Monday, September 2, 2019

Phillips raises money to help pay for the costs of taking care of stray dogs through The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau. As of Tuesday morning, she’d raised over $70,000, which she hopes can be used to find permanent homes for these dogs.

Sarah Halle Corey

Written by Sarah Halle Corey