Pitbulls and Parolees Villalobos Hurricane Ida

The popular rescue center featured on the popular TV show aired by Animal Planet, Pit Bulls and Parolees, called Villalobos Rescue Center (VRS) was hit by Hurricane Ida as it is located in the path of the hurricane. It was unfortunate and a lot of things were damaged badly as it is the category 4 storm.

The founder of the rescue, Tia Torres, was really scared about what was going to happen from the storm. In order to fix everything, Villalobos Rescue Center sets up a GoFundMe. The good news is that a lot of people want to lend a hand.

About the fund raiser:

  • Organizer: Tia Torres (New Orleans, LA)
  • Donors: 2K
  • Shares: 13.8K
  • Followers: 2.6K
  • Current Donation: $104,147
  • Description: This was me and Lucky during Hurricane Isaac in 2012. This was a Cat 1. Now imagine what a high end Category 4 will do to us.

Hurricane Ida will become the biggest battle VRC has ever had to face since moving to Louisiana. In California it was the wildfires and Santa Ana winds. And although we have been through other hurricanes since moving here in 2011 and flooding on a regular basis, Hurricane Ida coming in at a high end Category 4 hurricane will definitely test our strength.

Add to all of this, we have not filmed since last year, not been on TV since last April and have been struggling with donations due to the COVID pandemic. VRC is struggling….desperately.

We will not be able to sustain the expense of the predicted damages to come. Add to this, I/Tia Torres will not be able to continue “hustling” on a daily basis for donations, grants, fundraising, etc, because not only will we all be without power for quite awhile but we will be putting our lives back together for weeks to come.

We are not going to make it without all of you. I mean this from the heart. We are scared. Please help us.

Pitbulls and Parolees Villalobos Hurricane Ida

On the page of the fund raiser, there is a photo of Tia Torres with a dog name Lucky. According her, the photo was taken during the Hurricane Isaac in 2012. At the time of the writing, GoFundMe has collected a total of $104,147 for Villalobos Rescue Center. In order to reach the goal of $150,000, it only needs less than $50,000. If you are curious, here is the list of the donors listed by the top ones:

  1. Jennifer Sheehan: $2,000
  2. Lisa Penshorn: $1,000
  3. Barbara Morgan: $1,000
  4. Sarah Moore: $1,000
  5. Holly L Schrank: $1,000
  6. Kelly Matthews: $500
  7. Linda Farmer: $500
  8. Jenifer Roach: $500
  9. Anonymous: $500
  10. Tracy Wooten: $500
  11. Jayce Darrigo: $500
  12. Robin Pittenger: $500
  13. Lynne Caldon: $500
  14. Lorraine Henkel: $500
  15. Anonymous: $500
  16. Anonymous: $500
  17. Kimberly Davis: $400
  18. Anonymous: $300
  19. Carolyn Lucas: $300
  20. Anonymous: $300
  21. Pam G. Westerheide: $300
  22. Heather Emmel: $250
  23. Anonymous: $250
  24. Brenda Radle: $250
  25. Melinda H Barrrett: $250
  26. Jodi Wos: $250
  27. James Mithesll: $250
  28. Stephanie Duca: $200
  29. Michele Moore: $200
  30. Anonymous: $200
  31. Cornelia Glanville: $200
  32. Donovan S: $200
  33. Robin Mayhew: $200
  34. Megan Wood: $200
  35. Jacquelyn Kirk: $200
  36. Sylvia Brock: $200
  37. Marial Bel: $200
  38. Lynn Medlin: $200
  39. Joan Olson: $200
  40. Benefsha Gest: $200
  41. Kimberly Coombs: $200
  42. Laurie Kirk: $200
  43. Tricia Regan: $200
  44. Anonymous: $200
  45. Jane Osborn: $200
  46. Blue Ullrich: $200
  47. Anonymous: $200
  48. Anonymous: $200
  49. Ellen Donahue: $200
  50. William Barrett: $200
  51. Craig Seaman: $200
  52. Jennifer Goodenow: $200
  53. Julia Mcgary: $200
  54. Diane Larzelere: $200
  55. Heather Dammerman: $200
  56. Anna Girard: $200
  57. Anonymous: $200
  58. Wendy King: $200
  59. Cynthia Millikan: $200
  60. Anonymous: $200
  61. Melanie Davis: $200
  62. Tammy Sickles: $200
  63. Kathy Kelly: $200
  64. Mary Page: $200
  65. Todd Peyton: $200
  66. Gail Henning: $200
  67. Melanie Davis: $200
  68. Gary Habicht: $200
  69. Lawrence Orrok: $200
  70. Dannette Shebest: $200
  71. Robin Bell: $200
  72. Jessica Turtle: $200
  73. Monica Leschick: 150
  74. Shelly Luckenbill: $150
  75. April McComb: $150

If you are moved with the story, have money, and want to help Tia Torres and everyone at Villalobos Rescue center in fixing the rescue and taking care of the dogs, it is the perfect time for you to join these donors by donating. If you have no idea how to donate on Go Fund Me, you can follow the following guide:

  1. The first thing that you should do is to go to the Go Fund Me page for Villalobos Rescue Center set by Tia Torres. By clicking on this link you will be able to go there: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hurricane-ida-disaster?qid=ecbf61edcf3a9499e91055c59b059b63.
  2. When you are there, move your cursor to the right side of the page and find the Donate Now button before clicking it. Aside from that, there is also the Donate button below the description that you can click.
  3. Clicking on the button will take you to the new page. Here you can enter how much you want to donate. The minimum number of the donation is $5.00. Go Fund Me is known as a 0% platform free for organizers. If you have enough money, you can donate to the platform. You will be able to see the total of the donation and the tip for the Go Fund Me on the right side of the page.
  4. Once you are fine with everything, the next thing that you have to do is to click Continue button.
  5. Then, choose between credit or debit.
  6. After that, enter the form of the payment. The information that is requires includes email address, first name, last name, card number, name on card, country, postal code, and so on.
  7. When you are done filling in the form, you can just hit the Donate now button and your donation will be processed immediately.

For more information about the fun raiser done by Tia Torres for Villalobos Rescue Center, it is better for you to go to Go Fund Me.

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