Posted: May 17, 2012


Her story made international headlines. When Prada escaped from her home in Nashville, TN., she did what many dogs on the loose do…she got into a little trouble.  As this overly energetic gal ran thru the neighborhood, she got into a couple of tussles with some local dogs.  Animal control took her into custody and this is when things got ugly.  Prada's owner tried to get her dog back, but Nashville law has a "one strike you're out" policy.  So Prada was condemned to death because she was ruled a "dangerous dog".  So her owner decided to fight back.  But it was during Prada's incarceration at the animal shelter, that made things get really heated.  On video surveillance tape, it showed Prada getting loose from a worker and somehow making her way thru secure gates to another area of the shelter and getting into a fight with another loose dog.  Workers kicked and kicked to try and break up the dog fight.  Thankfully no one was hurt but what this became was a case of the "pot calling the kettle black".  The shelter and law enforcement were accusing Prada's owner for not being able to contain her dog…..yet they did the exact same thing.  So the very lengthy and expensive court battle began.  Prada sat in the animal shelter for almost a year and a half while the entire world stopped to watch the fight to save a Pit Bull's life unfolded. Rulings were made to once again euthanize Prada but then…appeals were filed and she got yet another stay of execution.  Then finally on April 27, 2012, the judge decided to release Prada into the custody and care of us (Villalobos Rescue Center) where she must remain for her entire lifetime.  And this is where you come in.  Prada needs support just like our other Pit Pals.  Become her sponsor and take a trip out to the Big Easy to meet this sweetie in person.  This is one designer gal that looks great on everyone!


11 Responses to “ PRADA ”

  1. aimee on May 24th, 2012 2:45 am

    I feel for prada being the owner of a snugglebug friendly pit that lives and loves his cats and 18 year old pomeranian brother but no tolerance for other dogs dispite 3 different trainers. I hope Pradas previous owner can also help with her care.

  2. Wilma Hall on November 24th, 2012 9:49 pm

    I have been watching Pitbulls and Parolees for awhile now. After watching the episode with Prada, decided to check out the website and found Prada on the sponsor me list. Now I help out . Keep up the great work Tia Your great with these dogs. You do great work not just with the dogs but with the parolees too. Villalobos now has a couple more deicated viewers

  3. andrew malone on November 24th, 2012 10:43 pm

    Prada. Looks like our pitbull brandy who we had to put down. She was 12 years old we love your show

  4. Jennifer Martin on November 28th, 2012 10:31 am

    I love you Prada bear. i helped raise money for you and will continue to help you as long as i possibly can.

  5. marian rapoport on December 1st, 2012 7:08 pm

    my pit bull and i are so lucky. we found each other after she spent a year in a city shelter and now live in the hills of southern vermont. prada, you remind me of my dog, of any dog who would do what it took to survive or escape into something better. you remind me of ex-death row inmate for 30+ years in pennsylvania – mumia abu jamal – now in general population without the possibility of parole for being innocent of a crime the evidence shows he didn’t commit. prada, you remind me of all of us who need a second, third, and fourth chance in life and sometimes get it/sometimes don’t, but always need love and humans to stand by us, no matter what. keep the faith prada, and know that you’re beloved.

  6. David on December 1st, 2012 7:27 pm

    I st started watching this show fairly recently and today I caught the episode about Prada. I live here in Tennessee and I have to say I am extremely embarrassed of my state right now. Unfortunately that kind of ignorance about pitbulls is everywhere here. I’m just glad places like Villalobos exist

  7. Heidi Bailey on December 2nd, 2012 8:14 pm

    Prada’s story just breaks my heart! I live in the Nashville area and I just cant imagine if something like that happened with my precious Nala.And she also is a little escape artist!

  8. Ayanna Marie Reves Cox on December 5th, 2012 1:05 pm

    The email address is my grandma’s. I just wanted to say that I saw the episode with PRADA in it and I think to have a jail next to a rescue center is retarded. I’m 12 years old and if I could I would tottally adopt one of your pit bulls. I have two boston terriers at my house. If my parents would let me I think I would adopt Mallory. If only PRADA were up for adoption I would adopt her. Pit bulls are unique dogs and one day I will get some. They are misunderstood in many ways. PRADA should be up for adoption because she seems so sweet to everyone and I’m sure she would love to have a good home.

  9. Jolie on December 8th, 2012 5:47 pm

    I recently sponsored prada and I can’t wait to meet her and spend time with her and give her lots of love and attention. I think it’s terrible what she’s been through.

  10. gary bridges on November 3rd, 2013 2:14 am

    prada is such a beautiful pooch ilive about 20 miles south of nashville i remember when you picked her up she is such a sweet baby and she and the other pitbulls have gotten a bad rap from a bunch of uneducated and misinformed people who don’t realize these dogs are a product of there environment .pitbulls are as sweet and loyal as any dog you could wantmy grandmother had 2 pitbulls scooby and daisy loved all kids and cats and dogs alike these dogs were so spoiled they each had there own recliners to sleep in my wife and i love the show tia and especially the little 4 legged stars we love you prada your always in our prayers sweet baby

  11. Ashton Renee` on November 9th, 2013 6:30 pm

    that is so sad. im so glad she is allowed to live still.. my prayers go out to her

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