The hurricane season has brought the strongest storm the planet has ever witnessed this year. Hurricane Dorian is one of the most powerful disasters to ever hit the Bahamas, and it has already been classified as a Category 5 storm (Bahamas) and later on downgraded to Category 3 (US Coasts).
Amid the raging storm, a woman from Nassau decided to open her home to the speechless beings without homes – stray dogs. Knowing that they will be defenseless in the middle of the tempest, Chella Phillips took in 97 abandoned dogs from her neighborhood.
“It was either leave the dogs on the street to fend for themselves…or do something about it,” said Chella on a phone interview with ABC News. “I just want these dogs to be safe. I could care less about the dog poop and pee in my house.”
79 of the pups were inside her master’s bedroom, and Chella described it as “insane” but so far, all of them “respected” her bed and “nobody has dared to jump in”.
Fortunately, she has been getting help from the people who have read about her story. Some donated crates for the pups, which Chella uses to house in the scared and sick ones.
Chella feels grateful to the concerned citizens who have been helping her and spreading the word about her situation.
She wrote in a Facebook post:
“We are alright after a stressful night were we flooded bad inside the refuge, not even 3 pumps could contain the rain from washing us inside and after an hour all 3 pumps reheated and burned down and we have been outside with buckets fighting a losing battle. All services are down, all TVs are fried from the lightnings so no more cartoons for the sick dogs until we can purchase new ones. My brother slept an hour, I had been on my feet without any sleep drying the house and looking after my terrified dogs.
I pray for the other islands who have unimaginable damages and 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 from so many people that don’t even know us, my post from yesterday went viral and total strangers are reaching out to us giving us the exposure that we need so bad. Thank you!”
Click HERE to contribute to Chella’s fundraiser for homeless dogs.
Watch the video below. We are all praying for the safety of everyone in the Bahamas and other places besieged by Hurricane Dorian.