862 Miles Traveled. 9 Bahamian Dogs Rescued.

After the destructive path of Hurricane Dorian displaced hundreds of dogs and cats in the Bahamas, rescues looked state-side for relief in finding them care and forever homes. Pet Alliance was ready and able to lend a hand as soon as we received the call for help.

Throughout September, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando worked alongside rescue partners to bring 9 dogs to our shelter in Orlando. Four dogs, Chucky, Waggy, Bernice, and Adventure, made the journey in early September directly from the Bahamas to Orlando. When they arrived, they received health checks and were put under a two-week quarantine to ensure that they were healthy enough for adoption. Three of the four have heartworms but received treatment through Pet Alliance.

The five additional dogs had a more roundabout journey to Orlando. All five were among the 97 dogs that Chella Phillips took into her Nassau home as Hurricane Dorian approached the Bahamas. 

Ms. Phillips story garnered national media attention for her big heart and willingness to house these animals when they had nowhere else to go during the storm. The dogs made their way from Nassau to Fernandina Beach, Florida before being flown to Orlando by Pilots N Paws, a nonprofit that provides transport for rescue dogs. Danilo, Jeremy, Anabel, Daya and Martin are being cared for and loved at Pet Alliance’s Orlando shelter until they find their new Florida forever homes.

Pet Alliance is fortunate to have the resources to care not only for the dogs and cats here in Central Florida, but also to assist animals that are displaced by natural disasters or in unsafe situations outside of our community. Your support is critical to saving these precious lives and helping them find their new homes. Each day, dogs and cats come through our shelter doors in need, and your gifts of time and treasure ensure that they will receive the care and love they need.

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