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Tia Torres Gives People and Pups Second Chances on Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees

Tia Torres  | Photo Credits: Animal Planet

For many people, both pit bulls and parolees are to be feared. For Tia Maria Torres, they’re what keep her going.

On the Animal Planet series Pit Bulls and Parolees, Torres runs the Villalobos Rescue Center for “bully breed” dogs. With more than 200 pups on her hands at most times, she and her daughters Maria and Tania and twin sons Mo and Kanani work tirelessly on getting them adopted into good homes. But Tia also admits her mission would never be so successful without the help of the parolees she hires to work for her — a program that was born out of an idea from her husband AJ.

Although Torres has been rescuing dogs for years, the case on Saturday’s episode (10/9c) is the worst she’s ever seen. “That dog should’ve been dead,” she tells TVGuide.com.

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