Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees

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Pit Bulls and Parolees




Nominated Categories:

Reality TV Moment, Editing, Feel Good Show


Animal Planet

Production Company:

44 Blue Productions

About the Show:

"Pit Bulls and Parolees" follows the work of Tia Torres, a renowned trainer of pit bull terriers and a founder of the Villalobos Rescue Center. The rehabilitation and placement center houses hundreds of abused and abandoned dogs of all breeds, and the center has a crew of paroled felons who help Torres and her daughters Tania and Mariah care for the animals. It is a chance at redemption for both man and man's best friend.

Nomination Details:

REALITY TV MOMENT - https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/WNQg7UGMyf Mariah & Earl discover a rescue dog’s been shot" - after getting a call about a stray dog that appears to have been stabbed, they call the number on the dog’s tags only to find out the dog had not been stabbed but had been shot breaking up a robbery.

EDITING - https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/JQO5u2PPLX
For the submitted episode, the “Pit Bulls and Parolees” editing team had to find the narrative of what happens when a hurricane throws the day-to-day operations of one of the country’s largest dog rescues into chaos. With a mix of self-shot, go-pro and professional footage, the editing team was able to tell the real story of what happens when the cast of the series faced a category 1 hurricane.

FEEL GOOD SHOW - Pit Bulls and Parolees follows the turbulent life of Tia Torres and her family as they run Villalobos Rescue Center, one of the country’s largest dog rescues, located in southeast Louisiana. Year after year, Tia and her kids come face-to-face with the worst humanity can inflict on defenseless animals but through it all, they manage to put everything on the line for the dogs they love so much and do whatever they can to find them forever homes.

ARTAS History:

2nd Annual Winner -
Outstanding Docu-Series
Feel Good Show

3rd Annual Winner -
Feel Good Show

4th Annual Winner -
Feel Good Show

5th Annual Winner -
Feel Good Show

6th Annual Winner -
Overall Show

14 Total Previous Nominations