'Pit Bulls & Parolees' Season 16 Episode 1 Preview: New Orleans rescue life keeps Tia Torres on her toes

An unexpected return of a rescue surprises Tia and her family, while Mariah works to rescue Mr Crowely, whose homeless owner could not afford to care for him


                            'Pit Bulls & Parolees' Season 16 Episode 1 Preview: New Orleans rescue life keeps Tia Torres on her toes
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Season 16 of 'Pit Bulls & Parolees' is about to make its debut, seeing Tia Torres bring hope to parolees in the form of lovable canine companions. An all-new season of pit bulls and the parolees they find a home with premieres this Saturday, only on Animal Planet.

Life in the Big Easy is anything but, but Tia and her family will continue to work to rescue animals at her New Orleans shelter, the Villalobos Rescue Center. Tia may have been working in rescue for 30 years, but New Orleans still has room to surprise her. Animal Planet has released a synopsis for the upcoming episode, which reads as follows: "After nearly 30 years in rescue, Tia thinks she has seen it all — but this season, New Orleans rescue life keeps her guessing. In the season premiere, Tia and the Villalobos team receive an unexpected call when a local adopter returns her new canine companion, Sweetcakes, soon after taking her home. Mariah, Tia's daughter, works to rescue Mr Crowley, a well-behaved dog who was abandoned at a store after his homeless owner could no longer care for him. Viewers also meet Alicia, an extremely emaciated dog desperate for a second chance at life after she is brought to the Villalobos dog boutique in the French Quarter."

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Animal Planet has also released a teaser for what fans of the show can expect from the season ahead: "This season's rescues are full of unforgettable ups and downs, including stories of resilience and solidarity. Tia steps in when a rural shelter meets capacity and takes in new dogs to save them from what would've been their unfortunate fate. She also takes a pit bull rescued from rough conditions in Kuwait. We'll also witness the Villalobos family come together when one of Tia's twin sons is involved in a motorcycle accident, and the entire Villalobos crew pitches in to help with his recovery. Later this season, Villalobos Rescue Center is shocked when their favorite parolee is arrested, leaving his future at the rescue uncertain. Throughout the season, Animal Planet audiences will witness endless heartfelt tales of companionship as dogs find their forever homes."
 
 Don't miss the first episode of this new season of a long-running series, as Tia and her family continue to repair the reputations of felons and pit bulls, unfairly cast upon them, as they rescue each other in companionship.

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This episode of 'Pit Bulls & Parolees' airs July 25, on Animal Planet, at 9 pm ET.