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Today, I was flipping through the TV Guide at home. I didn’t have anything in mind that I wanted to watch so I was hoping that something would catch my eye.

Needless to say, it did.

I saw the words “Pit Bull.” Then it was all over for me. I have a love for Pit Bull Terriers. I think they are beautiful, intelligent, hard-working, misunderstood dogs. Most people I talk to are scared of these dogs because they have such a bad wrap, but my heart goes out to them because they are so incredibly misunderstood.

The show that I came upon on Animal Planet is…

Pit Bulls & Parolees. That’s right, parolees. People who have just come out of prison. Both of these groups know the feeling of neglect, forgotten, and being caged.

Tia Torres is a woman who started a sanctuary for pit bulls and she hires the guys who are recently out of prison. They do incredible work with rescuing dogs that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance. Not only does she give the dogs a second chance, but she gives the men a second chance.

Everyone deserves a second chance, right? I think so.

Anyway, she and her family have in possession around 200 pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Some of these dogs will live the remainder of their life at her sanctuary because they can not be adopted out because they are dangerous. There are so many others that are looking for their forever homes. It breaks my heart to see so many dogs who have been terribly mistreated and abused by their owners.

This is an amazing thing that these people doing. No one is worth giving up on, and because of this woman, there are dogs who have found homes with loving families and the men who have made bad decisions in the past have also found a family with the people with whom they work.

A rehabilitation all the way around.

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