Monday, November 2, 2009
+ New pitbull rescue show on Animal Planet
Animal Planet premiered last friday the 1st of a 6-part documentary called Pit bull and Parolees. It chronicles the Villalobos Rescue Center out of Los Angeles, which is considered the largest pit bull rescue group in the US, and is ran by parolees and ex-convicts. It was started 15 years ago by Tia Maria Torres, and her 4 kids. She started the parolee/ex-convict hiring program a couple years ago after meeting her 2nd husband, a former tattoo artist and one of her prison penpals. The show focuses on the ex-convicts and the pits they rescue and their reactions and interactions with the abusers and others, that uses the breed for harmful means. Its pretty much like Rescue Ink except its all about the pit bulls.
The episodes air every friday, at 10 pm on Animal Planet.
heres a trailer for it:
watch this news special on the Villalobos Rescue Center:
Photo of Tia Torres on "Pit Bulls and Parolees" courtesy of Animal Planet