Amid Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the Bahamas, a kind-hearted Chella Phillips has opened her home to 97 homeless and abandoned dogs to protect them from the hurricane.
In a viral Facebook post, Philips shared several photos and updates on the dogs as Hurricane Dorian slammed into the island.
Phillips explained, “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.”
Phillips works as a manager of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas. The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau is a nonprofit that works to send local dogs to adoption and rescue agencies in the United States. So when disaster struck, the dedicated animal lover knew she had to come through for her furry friends.
“It was either leave the dogs on the street to fend for themselves…or do something about it. I just want these dogs to be safe. I could care less about the dog poop and pee in my house.” Phillips told ABC News.
Phillips wrote, “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.” she added.
Phillips reveals she has cared for almost 1,000 abandoned and homeless dogs in a period of four years.
Phillip’s Facebook post and effort to help the poor dogs has inspired people to donate crates for the understandably terrified dogs.
Talking to ABC Action News Phillips revealed that she’s lost power and some water has begun leaking into her home.
Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas this week and has already left the islands in destruction. “I don’t see how any dogs or any living being could have survived outside. My heart goes out to them. Thank you for the outpouring support and heartfelt prayers,” she wrote.
What a kind and beautiful human Chella Phillips is. We salute you ma’am.
Please pray for the Bahamas and donate whatever little you have to help out those who are affected by hurricane Dorian.