‘Crazy dog lady’ starts pet rescue

June 17, 2013 • State News

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Pat Huntley was 15 years old when she determined her English setter, Mr. Chips, must be the smartest dog in the world.

“He would open the fridge door on his own and take a steak,” Huntley said with a laugh. “I thought, ‘He is the smartest dog in the world.'”

Owning Mr. Chips was the just the beginning of Huntley’s lifelong passion for furry, four-legged animals.

“Ever since then, I have just loved dogs,” Huntley said. Throughout her life, Huntley has dedicated her time in some capacity to the canine companions and is known around town as the “crazy dog lady.”

Most recently, Huntley has taken up the cause of pet rescue through an organization called Crazy Dog Lady of Lea County Pet Rescue.

“We are in the process of applying for nonprofit status,” Huntley said. “I’m not there yet, but it’s what we are working on.”

Huntley was inspired to start the rescue operation after learning of the high Login to read more

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