A massive storm surge in the Bahamas killed about 90 dogs and seven cats in an animal shelter during Hurricane Dorian, according to staffers at the shelter.

Felicia Telfort, the shelter supervisor at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama, says she and five co-workers did everything possible to save the animals. They were looking after 190 dogs and 85 cats when the storm hit.

Elizabeth Burrows, executive director of the humane society, said they thought the building was safe. It was built in 2008 with an elevated foundation, specifically to avoid the danger of flooding. Since recent storms didn’t flood the shelter, Burrows thought they could survive Dorian.
But the slow-moving Category 5 hurricane hovered over the islands and delivered an unexpected amount of rainfall. A massive storm surge washed over the island and water invaded the interior of the animal shelter. Go To Next Page To See More …