No matter how difficult her own situation was, this dog rescuer did not hesitate to shield nearly 100 dogs from the natural disaster.
When it comes to a natural calamity, human beings aren't the only ones in danger. Hundreds of animals are left exposed to Mother Nature's elements. While there are many people who make the effort to save their pets or as many animals as they can, it isn't the case with everyone. In the face of disaster, many have no choice but to save the ones closest to them and in the worst-case scenario, save only themselves.
There was one woman who went the extra mile and more to save other innocent creatures about to be victims of a natural disaster.
As Hurricane Dorian with a category 4 alert, slams into places like the Bahamas, Florida and the Southeast US, the people are in extreme danger, according to VOX. One woman in Nassau, Bahamas, however, has risked a lot as she let 97 stray dogs into her house as a way to shield them from the effects of the hurricane, reported NY Post. Chella Phillips, who runs the rescue The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, posted this act on Facebook on Monday, as a way to raise awareness for their needs and receive donations.
She said in the post, "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. 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.."
Continuing, she added, "I really needed it for the scared ones and the sick ones. so Thank you! 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."
This is not the first time she has done something of the sort. She also mentioned that she's saved a total of nearly 1,000 dogs since she started the rescue about four years ago. “Each island has an abundance of homeless dogs, my heart is so broken for the ones without a place to hide and only God can protect them now. Thank you for thinking of us and praying for us." she wrote.
The same day, she provided an update to Fox 13 stating that the storm caused flooding in her home and an electricity cut. She mentioned that she and her brother are running on fumes as they spent all their time using buckets to get water out of the house once their pumps failed. She also updated ABC Action News stating that despite this water and electricity issue, everyone was okay.
She has also shared an ongoing fundraiser on her personal page as well as the rescue's page. The goal is to raise $20,000 and as of the time of this publication, $56,850 has been donated. To know how you can help, visit Fundrazr or the facebook page of the rescue group, The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas.