18 October 2010

Photos from Animal Planet's 'Pit Bulls and Parolees' second season

Two hundred pit bulls and six convicted felons on parole convene at Tia Torres’s Villalobos Rescue Center, both yearning for a chance at redemption. That’s the premise behind the dramatic Animal Planet series, Pit Bulls & Parolees. As we reported last week, the 11-episode second season of the popular show premiers October 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

From Animal Planet:
This fall, when the 11-episode second season of Animal Planet's Pit Bulls & Parolees returns on Saturday, October 30 at 10 PM (ET/PT), the drama at Villalobos has intensified. A ring of the phone brings news of a pit bull sentenced to death in a law suit with national notoriety. A parolee with a violent past is reunited with his family through his caring and gentle work with one of Tia's dogs. Mother and daughter find themselves at odds over doing what is right and doing what is legal. The already-packed shelter finds room to give a stray a second chance at the urging of a parolee desperate for the same. These stories that viewers will connect with are all in a day's work at Villalobos Rescue Center for Tia Torres...and she wouldn't have it any other way.

In addition to eagerly awaiting the second season of her series, Tia Torres is currently in the process of moving the rescue center to a much larger location—double the size, in fact—and could use assistance in the form of Home Depot gift cards, chainlink fencing, garden tools, and additionally donations. To help, please visit www.vrcpitbull.com.

Photos from Pit Bulls & Parolees, click to see the full-size image:

Daelyn Fortney | @daelyn
Daelyn is the co-founder & managing director of This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

Photo credit: Animal Planet