Deborah Hoffman's love of animals prompted her to do something about the situation of abandoned dogs near her home in Houston, Texas, CNN
Hoffman started Corridor Rescue, an animal rescue
nonprofit that helps save dogs that are left in The Corridor of Cruelty, an area just outside of Houston that is about a mile wide, where canines are dropped off and left to survive on their own.
"[I] said ... 'We have an absolute atrocity going on day-in and day-out. And I'm calling this place The Corridor of Cruelty. There [are] animals scrounging around for food constantly. They're running in ditches with broken legs, broken bodies, pregnant. People, come out and help,'" she told the news source.
Along with the many volunteers that have joined her cause, Hoffman has spent the last two years rescuing and finding homes for over 180 abandoned pooches. She plans to keep doing her work for as long as she lives.
"Animal rescue is what I will do for the rest of my life," she told the news outlet. "I'll be...trying to save an animal from my rocking chair."
Every year in the United States, six to eight million pets are cared for by rescue shelters, The Humane Society reports.