Woman Shelters 97 Dogs from Hurricane Dorian


A woman in the Bahamas has, out of the goodness of her heart, chosen to shelter nearly one hundred dogs from the historic winds and rainfall of Hurricane Dorian.

The compassionate Bahamas resident, Chella Phillips, is the manager of “The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau,” a rescue operation that is based in Nassau, Bahamas. Her efforts have gone viral online in the face of the intense weather of Hurricane Dorian.

Bahamas Dog Rescue

Selfless Actions

Phillips shared photos, like the one seen above, on her personal Facebook as she helped to take the dogs in and shelter them. In the first post, she wrote about why she was doing this. “97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom. It has been insane since last night […] but at least they are respecting my bed and nobody has dared to jump in,” Phillips wrote on Facebook.

Chella Phillips is already an avid dog lover, as her work with “The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau” would make evident. The non-profit rescue organization works to get dogs into adoption agencies in the US. In the face of the torrential rainfall, flooding, high wind speeds, and storm surge, Chella was still willing to risk her life and use her home to shelter defenseless animals.

The Storm Takes its Toll

When Dorian impacted the Bahamas, it did so at speeds that haven’t been recorded in the Atlantic Ocean since the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. Somewhat ironically, Dorian made landfall on the Bahamas on Labor Day as a Category 5 monster. While Chella is grateful she was able to help the dogs around her home, she’s worried about the toll the storm will take elsewhere.

“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,” she posted. “Each island has an 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.”

Light in the Darkness   

Several people who have caught wind of Chella’s heartwarming efforts have donated supplies to her in order to help care for the dogs. It’s reassuring to know that even in the face of such horrible natural disasters, people are still looking out for defenseless animals.