A Personal Thank You From Tia Torres!
I cannot thank the fans, viewers, supporters enough. So many of you ask "how can I help?" By watching our show and participating in the "You Watch, We Give" event, do you realize that you single-handedly helped keep our doors open? That you helped feed an unwanted Pit Bull? That you helped keep that unwanted Pit Bull happy here until his forever home comes? For that we are forever grateful and words cannot express our thanks. Thanks for loving these Pit Bulls and our parolees as much as we do.
More About the You Watch. We Give. event on Animal Planet:
You Watch. We Give. is part of the network's non-profit initiative Reach Out. Act. Respond. (R.O.A.R). Based on the number of viewers who watch Animal Planet on Saturday, November 26, at 10 PM ET/PT for an all-new episode of Pit Bulls & Parolees, funds will be donated to give thanks to Tia Torres for her tireless dedication to the pit bull breed.
In the high-drama episode, Tia decides it's time to hire new parolees to handle the heavy workload at Villalobos. For the new guys, this is the opportunity of a lifetime, but one parolee may blow it before day one is over. Then, just as one of Tia's most beloved dogs is to be adopted, the team gets shocking news about his health.
Last year, the You Watch. We Give. campaign yielded a donation of $50,000 and was the series' most-watched episode to date. The 2010 donations paid for half of Villalobos' yearly vet bill for the 150 dogs Tia houses. The funds allowed her to keep dogs like Egypt, who needed hip surgery, and Sheriff, who needed intestinal surgery, healthy and ready for adoption.
R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) is Animal Planet's national campaign that leads the way for viewers to take action and be a voice for animals. To learn more about it, click here.
Animal Planet will donate $.10 for every viewer who tunes in up to a total of $50,000. Actual numbers determined based on cumulative viewers as measured by Nielsen.