Most people who see a four-legged friend in need promise they'll do more to help animals
in the future, but it takes a determined individual to actually make a difference.
According to the Houston Chronicle
, Deborah Hoffman is one such woman. The Texas resident is the president of Corridor Rescue, a nonprofit founded in 2008 dedicated to saving homeless pets in one specific area of northwest Houston known as the "Corridor of Horror."
This alleyway is where scores of hungry, emaciated canines gather in search of shelter and food. For the past two years Hoffman and her team of 120 volunteers have officially saved more than 260 pooches.
"It's been miracle after miracle with some of these dogs that were just devastated physically ending up loved in wonderful homes," she told the news outlet.
Hoffman has also been working with local authorities to bring attention to the dog fighting epidemic in the area.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, between six and seven million dogs and cats are cared for in shelters every year.