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Woman Takes In 97 Dogs To Protect Them From Hurricane Dorian

Woman Takes In 97 Dogs To Protect Them From Hurricane Dorian

She brought the dogs into her home to keep them safe

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A woman in the Bahamas has taken in almost 100 dogs who have been abandoned or lost to keep them safe from Hurricane Dorian.

Chella Philips, who manages The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau refuge, has taken in a whopping 97 dogs as the powerful hurricane hit New Providence.

Chella Philips brought almost 100 dogs into her home.
Chella Philips

In an adorable Facebook post, Chella shared snaps of the pooches completely 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!"

The island has been hit by Hurricane Dorian in recent days.
Chella Philips

Chella went on to say that even though the island doesn't get as badly hit as some other places, the 'saddest part' is that it can take 'a long time' for the islands to recover once the hurricane is over.

She added: "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 post continued to say that, in an interesting coincidence, this week is also the fourth anniversary of the refuge opening up to homeless and abandoned dogs.

Chella Philips

The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau takes in dogs who might otherwise have nowhere to go and puts them up for adoption.

You can find out more about its good work - and donate - here.

Featured Image Credit: Chella Philips

Topics: Animals, Dogs