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KPRC-TV Reports Live on SNAP at Corridor of Cruelty

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A project by  Ms. Deborah Hoffman and SNAP to rescue abandoned animals from Houston's infamous corridor of cruelty was showcased today in a live report on KPRC Local 2 News a 6 A.M. The story included a remote report from the Houston mobile clinic which was stationed near the site to sterilize the animals. KPRC Reporter Mariza Reyes interviewed Ms. Hoffman and SNAP Director of Development Laura Welch about the program, which is funded by a grant from the Glasgow Foundation. Ms. Hoffman is a member of the PAWS Houston animal rescue organization and is arranging to place the animals in foster homes through the organization. PAWS will then attempt to find permanent homes for them. Only dogs deemed suitable for adoption can be rescued through the program. Today's visit to the area was the second of four planned visits to the area over a span of several months.

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Helping Abandoned Animals

The name "corridor of cruelty" was given to the area just inside the Houston City limits along U.S. Highway 59 near Little York due to the large number of animals abandoned there. Some were simply unloved and unwanted. Others are former fighting dogs who either didn’t measure up or who became too old or injured to be of value to those who abused them. Left to fend for themselves, they forage for food and breed indiscriminately. Until now there has been little hope for these animals. This program is creating a brighter future for at least some of them.


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