A woman in the Bahamas opened her home to 97 dogs to protect them from Hurricane Dorian, which hit the region as a Category 5 storm Sunday.
“97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom,” she wrote on Sunday. “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.”
On Monday, Phillips said the storm flooded her home and cut off electricity, and she had to use buckets to get water out of her home once the pumps failed.
“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,” Phillips added.
“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,” Phillips said. “My heart goes out to them.”
Four years ago, Phillips started called The Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, and has rescued nearly 1,000 dogs since.
“The dogs get vetted, vaccinated and from there they come to live at my refuge until I am able to find a rescue willing to help me with them in the States,” its Facebook page says. “Countless homeless dogs have left the streets of Nassau and they are now enjoying life being loved and cared [for] by their families.”
She also has a fundraiser on her personal page as well as the rescue’s page. As of Monday, more than $41,000 was donated.