Tia Maria Torres

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Exclusive: Animal Planet Unleashes Pit Bulls & Parolees for a Sixth Season

Great news, Pit Bulls & Parolees fans: The Villalobos crew is coming back for a sixth season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Animal Planet series stars Tia Torres, who rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for abused and abandoned pit bulls and other various breeds that wind up at her facility. After decades in California, Tia, her daughters Mariah and Tania, twin sons Moe and Kanani, and the group of parolees that work for her packed up and moved to their current home in the upper ninth ward of New Orleans.

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VIDEO: Perfect Match

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Perfect Match
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Length: 01:31:34
Aired: 2/22/2014

Tia heads to a dangerous part of New Orleans to rescue a mama dog left to die. And, a tropical storm threatens to disrupt Tania and Perry's wedding. watch

VIDEO: Unleashed

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Unleashed
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Length: 42:00
Aired: 2/22/2014

A look back at the most memorable moments of season 5. Including never before seen moments, a look behind the scenes of Pit Bulls and Parolees, and a chance to catch up with past favorites. watch

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Mariah's First Solo Adoption
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Dangerous Swamp Rescues, All Part of the Job
One Tiring Rescue All Night Cuddling

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2013 Pit Bulls and Parolees TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2009 The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Episode Episode, Guest
2009 Pit Bulls and Parolees TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees Returns With More Dire Rescue Cases Than Ever

Two years after settling down in New Orleans, Tia Torres and her Pit Bulls and Parolees crew are busier, but happier, than ever before.

"New Orleans couldn't be better," Torres tells TVGuide.com. "I wish we had discovered this place 10 years ago."

The hit Animal Planet series follows Torres as she runs the Villalobos Rescue Center, a rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and abandoned pit bulls. Helping her cause are her daughters Mariah and Tania, twin sons Moe and Kanani, and the group of parolees she hired. After almost two decades of running her facility in Los Angeles County, Torres relocated to the Big Easy, where she's found overwhelming support from the community, but an even more overwhelming amount of dogs that need to be saved.

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Exclusive: Animal Planet Renews Pit Bulls and Parolees for Fifth Season

Animal Planet has renewed Pit Bulls and Parolees for a fifth season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Tia Torres gives people and pups second chances on Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees

The reality series follows Tia Maria Torres, who, with the help of her daughters Mariah and Tania and twin sons "Moe" and Kanani, runs the Villalobos Rescue Center for "bully breed" dogs. She also started the Underdawgz program, which hires parolees to aid with her rescue efforts. 

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

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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