Houston’s Deborah Hoffman Honored As A CNN Hero

One of Houston’s own, a hard-working and dedicated animal advocate, Deborah Hoffman was honored on CNN Heroes segment Thursday evening, July 15. Deborah works tirelessley to save abused and abandoned animals in an area of Houston dubbed “Corridor of Cruelty” near Hwy 59 and W. Little York.

The animals found roaming in this area have broken limbs, may be pregnant, infested with mange or may have been used in dog fighting. That’s only the ones found alive. Many dead animals are dumped in the area as well. Deborah has saved many of these dogs and will continue to do this amazing gesture of kindness for many years to come. She is a saint to the animals and she is our Houston HERO!!

To watch the segment celebrating Deborah’s efforts, click here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/07/15/cnnheroes.hoffman.dog.rescue/index.html

2 Responses to Houston’s Deborah Hoffman Honored As A CNN Hero

  1. Animal lover

    July 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Debra Hoffman does fantastic work saving those that have been discarded and abused.

    The thing that bothered me about this story is that the Belinda Smith, the Harris Co. DA said that “Separately, in November 2008, Houston executed the largest dog fighting sting in the country to date. As a result, 60 people were convicted and 168 dogs were seized.”

    What she failed to mention was that out of all of those people charged with felony dog fighting, all but 2 got off with “deferred adjudication”. The was a dog fighting ring in police officers were actually at the fight and were eye witnesses. So why let these scumbags off with deferred adjudication? Is this supposed to be a deterant to dog fighters?

    Smith also failed to mention that all of the dogs seized in the dog fighting ring were taken to the Houston SPCA and killed before the dog fighters even had their first hearing. The HSPCA has a dog behaviorist on staff, but these dogs were not evaluated. All were just killed. This included dogs that had been stolen to be used for bait.

  2. Amy

    July 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    A real Houston hero! Good to have people like her around