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Tobi
05-18-2015, 12:04 PM
The Villalobos dog rescue in New Orleans does some wonderful work. It is run by Tia Maria Torres and her family, and staffed by parolees, usually men who have been in jail for drug offences. These men have found a new life helping the strays and abandoned dogs.

They mainly rescue Pitbulls, a breed which is much misunderstood, and dogs which are very often abandoned by uncaring 'owners'.
But there are also the "Swamp Dogs" -those of any breed who have been found as strays in the swamp areas. They work hard and diligently to re-home these dogs in their 'forever homes'.

This Dog Rescue touches my heart. Many blessings to them.

Below is series 6 Episode 10...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXji_KUNj5g

But anyone who wishes to watch the whole lot, or any programme can usually find them on YouTube.

LPC
05-18-2015, 12:15 PM
That's fascinating, Tobi. I had read about this organisation somewhere, but the video explains everything so clearly. The programme gives new chances to both dogs and humans. Wonderful!

knightofalbion
05-22-2015, 02:50 PM
A very interesting concept.
( I believe I mentioned in another thread the shocking number of Pit Bulls 'euthanized' in America each year - 800,000).
Both the dogs and the men getting a second chance at life.
The love and companionship, life transforming for both parties.