Chella Phillips, the founder of The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, welcomed 97 stray dogs into her house to shelter from Hurricane Dorian.
In 2013, Chella Phillips founded “The Voiceless Canines of Nassau, Bahamas” to give hope to Nassau’s hundreds of stray, sick, injured, and abandoned dogs. Little did she think that in a few short years she would have to home so many helpless pups.
With one of the severe storms in recorded history coming down on her tiny island home, Phillips didn’t hesitate to take in nearly 100 dogs.
They that would have died if left to fend for themselves in 200-mile-per-hour winds and a storm surge flooding that has engulfed entire neighborhoods.
Phillips welcomed 97 pets into her home on that Sunday.
Moreover, she kept her Facebook followers updated on the events.
The dogs, generally larger animals weighing more than 50 pounds each, sought refuge in every available area in Phillips’ home.
Fortunately, she said, the stray dogs all got along great.
“For those who are curious, yes…everyone here gets along and greets visitors with tail wags. Since they recognize them as their brothers and sisters on the streets. They are not like the greedy humans who have mistreated and abused them, or who have just passed them by and left them to perish on the streets,” she wrote.
Chella’s heart was still hurt as she thought of the many more stray dogs she couldn’t help.
She added, “Each of my pups deserves to be loved, so please, I ask for rescues to help them!! My heart is breaking. Because I had to leave so many on the streets since I didn’t have any more place to bring them.”
Dorian weakened and turned away from the little island after more than 24 hours of torrential rains and hurricane-force winds.
All 97 dogs survived thanks to Chella Phillips. Even though their refuge was flooded and damaged, and crucial supplies such as food were running low.
Learn how you can help The Voiceless Canines of Nassau, Bahamas recover from Dorian and continue their mission to save Nassau’s homeless dogs by going to their Facebook page.
Thanks to Dogington Post for this amazing story.
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