Superyacht LAUREL is providing transport for more than 50 dogs displaced by Hurricane Dorian, who have been lost or abandoned in the aftermath of one of the most powerful storms recorded in the Bahamas.
On Facebook, photographer Shani Davies posted pictures of Sterling the Boat Dog with a mission statement followed by the rescues receiving plenty of cuddles on board the 73m/239ft Delta Marine motor yacht.
“There are 50 rescue dogs from the Bahamas in Laurel’s tender garage right now,” she commented. “…They have been through so much after Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahamas and Abaco, and as you would imagine, we are all taking every opportunity to love on them as much as possible.”
The dogs are en-route the US, where they will be housed at the 33-acre, cage-free no-kill campus Big Dog Ranch Rescue where they will await new homes. Some of the dogs require operations and the crew of M/Y LAUREL have asked for donations to be made through the BDRR website to pay for necessary surgery.
YachtAid Global is currently coordinating Operation Topaz, with M/Y LOON acting as flagship and other luxury yachts including PERLA, TURQUOISE and HOSPITALITY delivering supplies from Florida to the Abaco Islands while hospital ship PACIFIC HOPE provides much-needed medical care.
YachtAid Global, Hope 4 Hope Town and the Bahamas Red Cross are accepting donations through their respective websites to aid local communities affected by Hurricane Dorian.