This Thanksgiving weekend fans of Rovers and reality TV can show how thankful they are for the world’s largest Pit Bull rescue by tuning in to Animal Planet for a special holiday episode of Pit Bulls & Parolees.
Thanks to the network’s non-profit initiative Reach Out. Act. Respond. (R.O.A.R.), viewership of the all-new “Giving Back” episode, airing November 30th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will translate into vital funds for Villalobos Rescue Center.
Villalobos can receive up to a $50,000 donation to help the more than 200 canines in the non-profit’s care based on the number of fans who tune in to watch as Tia puts her own life at risk to save the lives of two dogs who are trapped beneath an unstable two-ton pile of wood; a New Orleans’ arena football team recruits one of Villalobos’s resident Rovers and Tia’s twin sons to be on-field mascots, and a couple heal from the heartache of losing their beloved Pit Bull by adopting a new four-legged family member.
Since its start four years ago, the “You Watch. We Give” campaign’s initiatives have provided financial support for Villalobos’ vet bills, food and shelter for the dogs, with 2012’s initiative garnering a $50,000 donation used to help Villalobos Rescue Center and the canines housed at the site recover from the effects of Hurricane Isaac.
R.O.A.R. is Animal Planet’s national campaign that leads the way in taking action and being a voice for animals. To learn more about Villalobos and all of the R.O.A.R partners:
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