Hiya y'all. This is a plea for help. I'm not affiliated with Villalobos at all, other than watching the show on Animal Planet.
Tia Maria Torres and crew found a gorgeous place in Tehachapi to move into that would be paradise for her (personal reasons) and all the Pit Bulls she's rescued and is trying to rehome. An incredibly negative woman (I'm not going to name names) started a campaign to block her move and it would up going to a Land Use Action hearing. That hearing was March 10th. After much testimony for and against Tia lost the hearing. Even though the five council members liked what she was for and doing, they could not make an adequate decision without a Environmental Impact Report, so they denied her right to move in as a rescue.
Tia's Pit Bull rescue is the largest in the US and she hires parolees to give the people a second chance at turning their lives around. As she stated in the hearing, "I would never never ever ever ever EVER hire some one that would put you [the residents] or your property in danger". You might have seen the show, Pit Bulls and Parolees, on animal planet. If you have you know what I'm talking about.
I'm asking all y'all to send her support, even if it's well wishes, and if you can think of anyone that MIGHT help her in this fight to move in to start a letter campaign. It has been already suggested to send letters to Ellen DeGeneres , Victoria Stillwell (It's Me or the Dog) and Animal Planet. I'll give contact info upon request. If y'all can think of anyone else PLEASE write to them. If Tia and Villalobos gets shut down, most likely those dogs will be euthanized.
Answer by NikLvsNick at 11:38 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by MariJanesMomma at 1:10 PM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by MamaStuart at 9:41 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
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