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Pitbulls and Parolees lends helping hand to PRCSPCA

HELPING HAND: Tia Torres, center, speaks with PRCSPCA shelter personnel Saturday during her visit. Photo by Jeremy Pittari

HELPING HAND: Tia Torres, center, speaks with PRCSPCA shelter personnel Saturday during her visit.
Photo by Jeremy Pittari


Cast and crew from the Animal Planet television show Pit Bulls and Parolees made a visit to the Pearl River County’s SPCA Saturday to lend a helping hand.
Cast member and Villalobos Rescue Center owner Tia Torres said she and the rest of the cast and crew came to Picayune to help an unusual bonded pair of dogs surrendered to the shelter find a home. PRCSPCA Director Judy Wheaton said the pair entails a pit bull and a poodle, an unlikely combination for dog owners.
Torres said most poodle owners do not house pit bulls, and most pit bull owners do not house poodles.
Adopting out a bonded pair is difficult enough, but when you have an unlikely combination such as this, the process becomes more difficult, Torres said. She said she will use her contacts to get in touch with other shelters and rescues across the nation to help find the bonded pair a proper home. Torres and her crew also have plans to help find homes for other dogs at the local shelter due to the recent population boom that occurred after the arrest of 57-year-old Lynne Hackney and her husband 56-year-old Miles Allen for various animal neglect offenses.
For more on this story see Tuesday’s edition of the Picayune Item.