Tears form as Corrine Mueller remembers her son Peter. It's a topic she doesn't speak about much -- not since he died in a plane crash in 2005 at the age of 14.
"He was an animal lover like I was and I think I sort of instilled that in him," she explained.
Since then, she's devoted her time to helping homeless animals.
"It's something me and my son wanted to do together so this is my way of remembering him and helping homeless and displaced animals."
She's spent more than 2,000 hours volunteering at the Humane Society. Working in the animal health center, inputting microchips, and transporting animals to the shelter keeps her very busy.
"Animals that need homes, I bring them here and they get placed here through the Humane Society. I am on the road a lot," she continued.
Corrine says helping others helps her heal.
"The unconditional love these animals have to give is just amazing and it's helped me heal, just being in the presence of these animals and knowing I've had a part in saving them."
Giving new life to animals while picking up the pieces of her own.
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