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Sad News: Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) will no longer be giving the public tours
Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 11, 2016, the rescue behind the hit television show Pitbulls and Parolees held its last public tour. The rescue itself, along with its retail shop and bar are still very much in operation. On June 8, a visitor confronted Tia Torres and Joe over a dog that was in the care of Villalobos Rescue Center that she claimed was hers. When asked when the dog of this woman went missing, she responded about two years ago. At that time, Tia Torres and Joe knew that the dog in question, Beatrice, was not this woman’s because Beatrice is about eight–months old.
Tia Torres tried to explain this to the woman, but that is time when the trouble began. Also, Tia Torres share on VRC’s Facebook page, she said that the more she kept trying to explain this, the more combative that woman became. So, Joe, Beatrice (the dog) and herself walked away to avoid any confrontation. Then, the woman yelled out, ‘I am going to ‘f’n’ (she said the entire word) kill this b*****!’ Tia Torres kept walking until she heard other employees start screaming her name.
The concern for Tia's employees was obvious because this woman got into her minivan and drove straight towards Tia Torres, who is currently on the crutches (unrelated to the incident in question). Speaking to WDSU in an interview, Tia Torres relayed the incident and the quick thinking of her staff. Tia said that that woman went around behind her and then came around behind her and Tia Torres just kept backing up backwards to get away from her. All her employees started coming out and chasing that woman and yelling at her, attempting to look for things to throw at her, taking the pictures and it was enough to scare her off.
Based on the interview, the woman was only approximately 20 feet away from Tia Torres when one of her staff threw a coffee on the windshield of the minivan. Tia informs that incident more in-depth on VRC’s Facebook page, and it is even more frightening than the news interview. After one of the employees threw the coffee, quickly that woman regained control of her vehicle and caught up to Tia Torres and began to circle her as she tried to get out of the way. Ultimately, it was the staff who taking photos of the woman’s vehicle that saved life of Tia Torres.
Due to this incident, Villalobos Rescue Center made the decision to no longer give the public tours. Tia Torres said that yes this is insane. However more bothersome is that it has pushed past being crazy part and now has moved into being flat out dangerous for her family, her workers and the dogs. Because of all of these reasons, they are going to be halting all public tours to the facility.
Information and images from this incident, including the woman’s license plate have been shared with the New Orleans Police Department. Tia Torres has said that she has previously had people call Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) and threaten her because they think Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) has their dog, however she has never had a potentially dangerous confrontation like this. As far as Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) possibly having a lost dog, Tia Torres always has the same message. She hope they do have your dog as they want their dogs to go back to the owners. They do not want to keep your dog. Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) can be followed on Facebook. To help support VRC’s mission of rescue and rehabilitation, you are able to donate here.
About Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC)
"My mission is to rescue. My hope is that one day I will not have to."
Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) works ceaselessly to give Pitbulls (and other types of dogs) another opportunity in life. Each dog is taken in and received all medical treatment necessary. They work patiently to reacclimatize scared dogs to the loving care of a human, so that eventually they may be adopted. In some cases, those dogs have never had a kind word or touch, and also it is a slow process.
Villalobos Rescue Center had a life changing experience in the year of 2011 when they moved from Los Angeles County, CA to Southeast Louisiana. This decision need us almost a year to implement, however it was their rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina that kept resonating in their mind and heart. Therefore, after almost 20 years in the Golden State, they made the Big Easy their new home. In the year of 2014, they expanded and set up another location in the rural country setting of Assumption Parish. It is about 1 1/2 hours from New Orleans.
They are very proud to say that the “Village of Wolves” (Spanish translation from Villalobos) makes Louisiana their home state right now. Beginning their journey back in the early 1990s as a wolf or wolf dog rescue, and now as one of the biggest dog rescues in the world, they are where they are needed most.
Villalobos by the numbers:
- Their average adoption rate is one dog per day.
- It costs about $10,000/day to run Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC).
- They go through 4000 lbs.
- Unfortunately they are the largest Pitbull facility in the world with a daily average of 400 dogs.
- Today, they are located in Louisiana, 99 percent of the dogs they are rescuing have heartworm disease and their out-of-pocket expense is an average of $1000.00 per dog. This is for neutering or spaying, microchipping, shots, and heartworm treatment.