‘Country’ Matt Eldridge had joined the Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC). His work at VRCis as his first work after being released from the Dixon Correctional Facility. Matt’s first appearance at Pit Bulls & Parolees was in season five, but he was a fixture at the rescue center.
Many people are curious as to when he will return to the Villalobos Rescue Center, considering that he is rumored to have left the VRC before. Then, is the rumor true that Matt returns back to Villalobos Rescue Center?
When Does Matt Eldridge Return to VRC?
Unfortunately, there’s no accurate information about when Matt Eldridge returns to Villalobos Rescue Center. What we do know here is that Matt Eldridge has become a new cast in Pit Bulls & Parolees, an animal rescue show returning for its fifth season at 9 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2).
The Pit Bulls & Parolees reality show features Matt Eldridge, a 27-year-old New Iberian native currently living at the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center in New Orleans. At the time, he was the first released inmate on the show.
Matt Eldridge joined the Villalobos Rescue Center and was cast on the Pit Bulls & Parolees show led by Tia Torres. In fact the Villalobos team has made a reputation as a popular TV series by rehabilitating pit bulls as well as paroless. Of course, this event is a new breakthrough in society to raise the level of parolees with their love for pit bulls.
As a throwback, Matt Eldridge, who is already serving a 15-year sentence on gun and marijuana possession charges, travels back and forth to work at Torres 9th Ward headquarters via the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office van.
Matt has a schedule of seven days a week that runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. However, on Saturday, he will stay a little later so he can watch the season premiere with his shelter co-workers.
Why Did Matt Eldridge Join VRC?
One of the reasons why Matt joined the pit bulls rescue team could not be separated from his intention to find something better in his life. He once said in an interview that he didn’t want to go back to the old things that cost him part of his youth in prison.
Moreover, Matt also always tries to visualize what he can do to continuously improve himself. He once revealed that he didn’t find any pressure as long as he worked at VRC, because he knew what he had to do.
Matt also confirmed that he did not encounter any difficulties while working at Villalobos. Although many people sympathize and worry about his work, he still tries to convince them that he doesn’t have to worry too much about it because it was Matt himself who came and joined Villalobos and was happy to do the job.
Matt also didn’t really care about the skeptics who looked down on people who got out of prison. But one thing is for sure that Matt does a good job and sincerely also keeps walking in a straight line. He is also proud of the opportunity that Tia Torres has given him, as not everyone gets an opportunity like him.
Previously, Matt had the opportunity to work for the first time at Pen Pals, the United States Humane Society’s animal shelter facility on the grounds of Dixon Penitentiary in Jackson, Los Angeles. He also said that he had limited experience while working at this institution. The only work Matt Eldridge does is clean cages and catch cats to spay and neuter.
Matt also emphasized that Tia Torres had really changed him for the better. He also said that Tia was not a jerk like many people say. Matt also revealed that Tia is a good and great person.
Country Matt Eldridge’s Early Life
Considering he had to deal with the law associated with a number of cases he once faced, you may wonder about Country Matt’s early life. Of course, bad adolescence and adulthood cannot be separated from difficult childhoods. The fact that the difficult times experienced by a person as a child will have an impact on his behavior in adolescence and even adulthood.
Country Matt Eldridge was eventually raised by a single mother in New Iberia, Louisiana, along with four brothers. Matt, his mother and his four brothers went through a very difficult time where they did not have much money and possessions. However, their relationship is very close and they like their country lifestyle.
Of course, growing up and living in the countryside is not easy. Many factors trigger the formation of bad behavior. Of course, this is a weakness. Due to his slow paced way of life, Matt eventually finds destructive ways that make him start shoplifting.
Due to his wrongful conduct of theft in several shops, he was finally arrested at the age of 12 for stealing a can of sardines and things did not improve for years. After being released, at the age of 16 years, Matt began to be addicted to buying and selling drugs and became a user at the age of 17 years.
At the age of 21, he was again jailed for selling an illegal gun to an undercover informant. For his criminal actions, Matt was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Of course, in Matt’s view, getting him into prison was a blessing because going to jail probably saved his life.
Matt is imprisoned at the Dixon Correctional Institute, and he begins to fall in love with animals. His love of animals found him to study the veterinary technology skill that earned him the job he has today.
Matt was eventually released on parole after serving six years in prison. He later joined Villalobos and worked with pit bulls after what he learned to be compassionate and how to care for animals.
His work at Villalobos allowed him to rebuild relationships with his two young daughters where when he wasn’t working, he could have fun with his family. Because he was still a village boy, every chance he got he would take time to go fishing and explore the outdoors.