From heartbreak to healing, man builds chihuahua sanctuary

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A Maryland man went from heartbreak to healing with the help of several little dogs. 

“Right from the start you can see, my babies they are my whole life. Welcome to the island, the chaos,” Bobby Humphreys said.

The chaos and light in his life that Humphreys describes involves more than 30 chihuahuas that he’s taken into his Boonsboro home, some mistreated, others malnourished, after his world spiraled downward when a marriage of 17 years abruptly ended. 

Humphreys said he was suicidal to the point where his friend, Constance Rogers, would constantly watch over him. She introduced him to Lady.

“My previous friend passed away from it [suicide],” Rogers said. “I know that once the drinking doesn’t help then you take it to the next level and if that doesn’t work, you try to take it to another level.” 

“I’d just lay in bed with Lady all day long and you know as time went on, she actually gave me the strength to get off my butt and start living my life again,” Humphreys said. 

After Lady came into his life, Keera came into the picture. Not long after, he made it his mission to rescue dogs across the nearby states.

“I realized that Lady wasn’t going to be here forever and that I needed to start finding my own Lady,” he said.  

He also said, it no longer matters what people think of him and these little ones because in his eyes, they’ve saved him and for that he’s forever grateful. 

“My original mission which was just to give these dogs literally as much attention as I can, but it’s also helping me realize that it’s much bigger than me now,” Humphreys said. 

Humphreys is currently working toward becoming a nonprofit organization. See Humphreys’ Facebook page.

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